WACO -- Well, well, well... looks like we found out why Art Briles dropped his defamation lawsuit against Baylor in that infamous sex scandal.
Newly uncovered text messages.
Yep, they were released one day after Briles dropped his suit. And now, we can see why. They allegedly show the fired coach and other former athletic officials tried to keep misconduct by football players hidden.
The new court filing is in response to a lawsuit filed by former assistant athletic director Colin Shilinglaw, who said he was falsely accused of mishandling several incidents.
In a text to one of his assistants, Briles allegedly called a female student athlete a "fool" for calling the cops when a player flashed a gun at her.
When told about five players accused of gang raping a woman, Briles reportedly texted -- "Those are bad dudes. Why was she around those guys?"
Sure, blame the victim.
Wait, there's more.
In one text exchange from 2013, Shilinglaw told Briles about a player who reportedly exposed himself to a masseuse. The masseuse said she wanted Baylor coaches to handle it with discipline and counseling, to which Briles responded, "What kind of discipline... she a stripper?"
Other texts show players were involved in drugs, guns, and academic fraud.
But nothing was done.
This latest development also comes one week after a former student filed a lawsuit against Baylor claiming over the course of four years, 52 players committed 31 rapes.
Briles hasn't commented.
But if he really hit send on all these texts, he just learned the hard way -- never put anything damning in writing.