Baylor football strength coach arrested on prostitution charge

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Baylor University fired a strength coach, Brandon Washington, after he was arrested early Saturday in a prostitution sting, The Waco Tribune reported.

New Baylor head coach Matt Rhule released the following statement after news broke of the arrest.

Jim Grobe coached Baylor in 2016 under the title of "acting head coach" until Rhule was hired.

Brandon Washington, first hired by Rhule as a strength and conditioning coach at Temple in 2016, had a short stint with the Bears that ended over the weekend after his arrest. Baylor was notified on February 4 of Brandon Washington's arrest and terminated his employment immediately that day.

Washington, 33, was arrested shortly after 12 a.m. Saturday after arriving at the hotel to meet a prostitute. Coordinated efforts to intervene in player discipline isn't tied to what staffers do with their free time, but the timing of this mistake by Washington results in awful optics for Rhule. "Brandon's actions are completely unacceptable". Rhule was hired by Baylor in December after former coach Art Briles was sacked in the midst of a sexual-assault scandal at the university. "We will not tolerate conduct that is contradictory to these values".

Baylor faces multiple lawsuits as well as a federal civil rights investigation into claims the school and football program ignored, mishandled or tried to cover up reports of sexual or physical abuse and other criminal misdeeds across campus for years.

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