Baylor University

Baylor assistant fired; charged with soliciting prostitute

Baylor University fired a newly hired assistant strength and conditioning coach after he was arrested on a prostitution solicitation charge, the latest legal development at a school wracked a by a sexual assault scandal.

Brandon Washington was fired Saturday after school officials learned he had been arrested earlier in the day on a misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in a jail and a $2,000 fine.

Deputies arrested the 33-year-old coach at a Waco-area hotel, McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.

"When we arrived at Baylor, we made a commitment to character and integrity in our program," new football coach Matt Rhule said. "Brandon's actions...

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