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Major Baylor donor McLane wants Briles’ ‘honor restored’

WACO, Texas (AP) – A billionaire businessman whose name adorns the Baylor University football stadium says he wants to see fired football coach Art Briles’ honor “restored” and any evidence that led to his dismissal publicly released by the school’s board of regents.

Drayton McLane and a group of influential alumni and donors called Thursday for more transparency from Baylor regents, demanding they release what was uncovered in an investigation by the law firm Pepper Hamilton.

That probe found the Waco university mishandled sexual assault claims for years and that the football program operated like it was “above the rules.”

The group “Bears for Leadership Reform” insists its focus is not Briles or the football program, but a demand for more information from regents. McLane stopped short of saying Briles should return to Baylor.

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