More troubling news out of Baylor University involving former LSU player and a prostitution ring
Just when you thought you’ve seen it all at Baylor, a member of the new coaching staff has been arrested following a prostitution sting. Strength and conditioning assistant Brandon Washington was arrested over the weekend on charges of solicitation of a prostitute in Waco.
Washington is a Tuscaloosa native and former LSU defensive lineman from 2001-2004. During his time in Baton Rouge, Washington helped the Tigers win the 2003 national championship.
According to the Waco Tribune-Herald, the charge against Washington is a Class B misdemeanor. Regardless of the severity of the crime, Baylor cannot afford this type of bad press and has acted swiftly in removing Washington from the program.
The school released the following statement regarding the incident:
“After a full criminal background check was completed and cleared, Brandon Washington was recently hired as an assistant in the football strength and conditioning area. Baylor was notified on Feb. 4 of Brandon Washington’s arrest, and terminated his employment immediately that day.”
First-year Baylor head coach Matt Rhule also offered this statement:
“When we arrived at Baylor, we made a commitment to character and integrity in our program. Brandon’s actions are completely unacceptable. We will not tolerate conduct that is contradictory to these values.”
This tweet pretty much says it all for Baylor Nation:
Days Since Our Last Embarrassing Headline: 0️⃣
— OurDailyBears (@OurDailyBears) February 7, 2017