Baylor Women's Basketball Coach Kim Mulkey Apologizes for Sexual Assault Remarks

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMarch 3, 2017

WACO, TX - DECEMBER 18: Baylor Bears head coach Kim Mulkey looks on against the Mississippi Lady Rebels on December 18, 2013 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.  (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey has issued an apology after comments made last week regarding the school's sexual assault scandal. 

On Thursday, Mulkey offered this response to her statement from February 25 after she won her 500th game with the Bears, per ESPN.com:

I'm sorry for those choice of words, timing wasn't good, poor analogy as well, because if you know me, I'm an emotional person, coached and coached with emotion. It all got the best of me, because I love this place. A lot of bad things happened here, but I've always thought about the victims.

Per John Elizondo of ABC 25 in Waco, Texas, Mulkey said this to the crowd in attendance at the Ferrell Center following Baylor's win over Texas Tech:

Mulkey previously expressed regret for those comments in an interview with Mechelle Voepel of espnW.com Tuesday. 

"I hate that I used the remark about punching them in the face," Mulkey said. "That was not literal. I was trying to make a point, to be firm in what you are saying back at them. I'm not a violent person. I apologize for the very poor choice of words."

Mulkey's initial comments came after a January lawsuit filed by a former student alleged 31 different Baylor football players committed 52 "acts of rape" between 2011 and 2014, per CBS Sports.

In addition to the lawsuit, Ralph D. Russo of the Associated Press reported last month that the Big 12 Conference will withhold 25 percent of Baylor's revenue share "until an outside review determines the university and athletic department are complying with Title IX guidelines and other regulations in the wake of a campus sexual assault scandal." 

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