Athletics Director Tom Stanton's July 23 Statement

July 23, 2003

Baylor Director of Athletics Tom Stanton released the following statement Wednesday, July 23:

"It is unsettling to learn about these assertions and rumors against Patrick and the university at this particular moment when Patrick is not here to give his side of the story. Patrick's reputation is important to us, and the reputation of our athletic department and its coaches is important to us.

"Since last Sunday, when a news reporter informed us of the concerns regarding Patrick's time here, Baylor has begun a vigorous internal inquiry independent of the athletic department to determine the facts in this situation. The investigation will be thorough. We take these issues very seriously. We are hopeful questions about Patrick's first year at Baylor can be resolved quickly."

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