Nearly every weekend, Baylor football players receive a text message from Bears coach Matt Rhule, who reminds them to be respectful toward women and how he expects his team to act off the field. The players typically receive the text messages Thursday or Friday starting around 7 p.m. Then another one follows at 9 p.m., 11 p.m., 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. "That's not because we're at Baylor," Rhule said. "That's because I'm dealing with 18- to 23-year-old kids, and I feel a responsibility just like I would feel for my son." Make no mistake: The text messages might mean more at Baylor. Friday marks one year since Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton released the scathing findings of its investigation into Baylor, which led to the firing of former football coach Art Briles, the demotion and then resignation of former president Kenneth Starr and the suspension and then resignation of former athletic director Ian McCaw.
Rhule texts Baylor players almost weekly to respect women
ESPN | May 27