BU grad alleging assault sought athletic dept. job
Dolores Lozano, the ex-girlfriend of a Baylor football player who's now threatening to sue the school, alleging that an assistant coach failed to take sufficient action after she told him she was physically assaulted, asked the same coach for a job recommendation more than a year later, saying she "would love to pursue a career at Baylor."
Lozano's attorney says she plans to file a Title IX lawsuit against Baylor, alleging that running backs coach Jeff Lebby and head coach Art Briles were told about the allegations that running back Devin Chaffin attacked her in March 2014, but failed to take sufficient action.
But in an email that KWTX obtained, dated Aug. 7, 2015, more than a year after the alleged assault, Lozano asked Lebby for a job recommendation for the position of assistant director of athletic marketing at Baylor.
In the email Lozano said "she would love to pursue a career at Baylor because I admire Baylor's convictions and mission to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community."
She went on to write, "There's nothing like the athletic programs at Baylor," and concluded the email to Lebby by saying, "You're the best!"
In a post on his personal Facebook page on Tuesday, former ESPN reporter Joe Schad said that Lozano's attorneys will claim in the suit that Chafin "slapped," "kicked," "slammed Lozano against the wall," and "choked Lozano until she lost feeling in her body," in March of 2014, and that he also assaulted on two occasions in April 2014.
Schad also reported that Lozano said she exchanged text messages with Lebby about the first alleged incident, while trying to decide if she should go to Waco police, also claiming that "Chafin's mom urged her "not to report the issue to police."
The suit will allege that Chafin "slammed her against a vehicle," in April 2014 and then later that month, grabbed her and "slammed her to the ground," Schad reported.
Chafin told KWTX Tuesday that he "grabbed Lozano to restrain her" following a heated argument about a personal situation.
He says he does not believe he left the bruising shown in photographs with Schad's report.
Lozano reported to Waco police in April 2014 that Chafin grabbed her and said her arm was slammed into a car door, authorities said.
They say she also reported that she was choked and slammed into the ground in March 2014, but said she had not told anyone about that incident.
But police say Lozano refused a protective order and didn't let officers take any pictures of bruises on her arm, telling them "she didn't have time."
Waco police say she told them she would come the next morning to allow them to take photographs but never showed, and never answered their follow-up phone calls.
Chafin said he spoke to Lebby about the incident and said Lebby told him he shouldn't have laid his hands on Lozano, and punished him by giving him extra work with weights in workouts.
Chafin says to his knowledge Briles was never told about the incident.
A call to Lozano's attorney Tuesday was not returned.