The cautionary school is now a cautionary tale. Baylor, you may recall, is the Waco place that outlawed dancing on campus from 1845 to 1996.
Like many sinners, though, it was drawn into the devil’s music some heathens refer to as “major college football.”
The pull of pigskin can be as addictive and corrosive as anything Johnny Football has ingested lately.
It is possible to wonder if many of the shameful things Baylor allowed to happened would have happened had the football team not become a national power under Art Briles, who took over in 2008 and has most recently posted 10-3, 11-2 and 11-2 seasons.
The things people do to protect football programs are not unique to Baylor, but tend to look worse when they happen there instead of say, Idaho.
Baylor sees itself as a high-and-mighty institution bathed in unyielding Baptists tenets, making deviations from the theme more self-righteously unseemly and disquieting.