Does Baylor football deserve the death penalty?

Art Briles answers questions after being introduced as the new coach of the Baylor University football team during a press conference in Waco, Texas. Baylor University has explained for the first time how Briles, the school's former football coach and others responded to a woman's claims that she was gang-raped by five players. University officials told The Dallas Morning News on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, that the student-athlete informed her coach in April 2013 that she had been assaulted a year earlier and provided the names of the players.  The university contends the coach reported the matter to Briles, ex-athletic director Ian McCaw and a sports administrator.  (AP Photo/Duane A. Laverty, File

A federal lawsuit filed against Baylor rocked the sports world Friday.

The lawsuit, filed by a student listed as Elizabeth Doe in the documents, alleges at least 52 rapes by more than 30 football players over a four-year period. It also alleges a culture of drugs, alcohol and sex.

Baylor faces at least five lawsuits from women who allege they were attacked and that the school failed to protect them and ignored complaints.

Sports Illustrated breaks down the situation further:

A central theme in Doe’s complaint is that her experience was emblematic of a culture where Baylor football players repeatedly raped female students. They did so, Doe contends, without fear of serious punishment or other meaningful consequence. This absence of accountability, Doe reasons, stems from a university decision to adopt a win-at-all-costs mentality.

Outside of court, what repercussions might the Baylor athletic department face?:

While the NCAA appears unlikely to punish Baylor since the sexual assault controversy concerns a criminal issue rather than an athletic matter, the closer the controversy gets to athletic officials, the greater risk for Baylor that the NCAA intervenes.

Reaction on Twitter was justifiable harsh:

Others took a calmer approach:

What do you think? If the allegations are true, should the NCAA give the Baylor football program the death penalty?

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