Baylor University has fired their new associate director for football operations, DeMarkco Butler. for reportedly sending inappropriate text messages to a teenager.
Tony Nicholson #13 of the Baylor Bears returns a punt by the Northwestern State Demons at McLane Stadium on September 2, 2016 in Waco, Texas.
Butler was hired by the university just last month by new head football coach Matt Rhule, who was brought on to reform the program after an widespread sexual assault scandal.
“DeMarkco Butler is no longer employed by Baylor University,” Baylor’s director of athletics communications David Kaye said in a statement Monday. “As a personnel matter, we have no further comment.”
Although Butler was dismissed for sending the inappropriate messages, a school official indicated they were sent to an adult under Texas state laws, according to KWTX in Waco, Texas.
Butler is the second person that Rhule has had to fire amid the ongoing lawsuits resulting from sexual assault allegations against football players that the university failed to properly respond to. Rhule first had to fire his assistant strength coach Brandon Washington, who was arrested in a prostitution sting in February.