Following the arrest of former Baylor football player Shawn Oakman last week in Waco for an alleged sexual assault of a student, the Dallas Morning News takes a look at the Big 12's new rules on transfers in a piece headlined "Do troubled transfer athletes deserve a second chance?":
The new Big 12 policy doesn’t mandate precise guidelines but instead is meant to ensure that the decision about whether to accept a transfer athlete with a disciplinary record is not just left up to the coach.
“In the past, there have been lots of examples nationwide where those decisions were made purely at the coaching level and made inappropriately,” [Big 12 Commissioner Bob] Bowlsby said.
The decision should involve multiple university departments, such as the dean of students and even the president’s office, he said.
Baylor head coach Art Briles was asked about the controversy on Tuesday's Big 12 football coaches teleconference, saying “It’s a situation where it’s a concern and it’s something we are dealing with on a daily basis.”