Court documents indicate Baylor seeking to settle lawsuit

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Posted: Jun 10, 2016 5:22 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Court documents indicate Baylor University and former football coach Art Briles want to quickly settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by a woman who says the Baptist school was indifferent to her complaints that she was raped by a player.

Jasmin Hernandez sued the Waco, Texas, school in March amid the school's investigation into how it mishandled cases of assault. The Associated Press generally doesn't identify sexual assault victims but Hernandez has spoken publicly to draw attention to the case.

Baylor fired Briles last month and demoted former president and chancellor Ken Starr.

Baylor lawyers this week asked for extra time to respond to Hernandez's lawsuit. The request said the "primary reason" is to "explore early resolution" and avoid litigation. It said Hernandez's lawyers agreed to the extension.