Jeff Schultz

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Ken Starr interview video makes him look even worse than before


As former U.S. solicitor general and Baylor University president Ken Starr continues to work his way down the ladder of success - he has gone from president to chancellor to law professor in the wake of a scandal that has rocked the school's football program -- we now have more evidence of his inability in the area of crisis management.

Starr did an interview with ESPN last week in which he came off as tone-deaf to allegations of the school being complicit in covering up or looking the other way in sexual assault and domestic violence cases involving football players. That led to Starr's demotion, the eventual resignation of the school's athletic director, the firing of coach Art Briles and a potential flurry of Title IX lawsuits.

Now comes this: Starr did an interview with Waco television station KWTX. Or at least, he tried to do an interview. He was interrupted a few times by his hired gun from the world of crisis management, who kept trying to mold his answers.

I can't do this justice with words. So please watch the video:

I'm certain this video will be shown to aspiring public relations majors at universities across the country.

For more on Starr, Art Briles and why college football officials need to ban coaches who enable criminal behavior, click here.

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Jeff Schultz is a general sports columnist and blogger who isn't afraid to share his opinion, which may not necessarily jibe with yours.