New Baylor asst. football coach fired after prostitution arrest

Brandon Washington. (Jail photo)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Baylor University needs a new assistant strength coach after one of the football team’s new hires was arrested in a prostitution sting.

Brandon Washington, 33, was arrested on solicitation of prostitution charges Saturday morning.

According to McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara, his deputies caught him at a Waco hotel.

They said he was trying to meet who he thought was a prostitute he met online.

Washington was hired by coach Matt Rhule in late 2016.

Baylor fired him immediately after learning of his arrest Saturday.

Baylor released a statement that said, "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 February 4 of Brandon Washington’s arrest and terminated his employment immediately that day."

“When we arrived at Baylor we made a commitment to character and integrity in our program,” head coach Matt Rhule said. “Brandon’s actions are completely unacceptable. We will not tolerate conduct that is contradictory to these values.”

Washington’s arrest comes as the university continues to try to overcome a sexual assault scandal which allegedly involved a number of BU student athletes and led to the firing of Head Football Coach Art Briles, and the resignations of Athletic Director Ian McCaw and Baylor President Ken Starr.