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Baylor Axes New Associate Director for Football Ops

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Scandal-plagued Baylor dismissed its associate director for football operations about a month after he was hired, USA TODAY Sports confirmed late Monday night.

DeMarkco Butler was hired Feb. 15 by new head football coach Matt Rhule, who was tasked with righting a football program that had several players linked to sexual and domestic assaults. KWTX-TV, the CBS affiliate in Waco, Texas, reported that Butler was fired for sending inappropriate texts to a teenager.

"DeMarkco Butler is no longer employed by Baylor University," Baylor athletics department spokesperson David Kaye said in an iMessage to USA TODAY Sports. "As a personnel matter, we have no further comment."

The person who allegedly received the texts from Butler - whose Twitter timeline was stocked with several bible verses - is considered an adult under Texas law, according to KWTX-TV.

Butler, 28, is the second staffer dismissed from Rhule's new staff. Brandon Washington, an assistant strength and conditioning coach, was fired after an arrest as part of a prostitution sting at a Waco hotel in February.

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