Starr resigns as Baylor law professor, severs school ties

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor President Ken Starr resigned his post as a law school professor today, severing ties with the faith-based campus still reeling from a sexual-assault scandal.

Starr lost his job as president and chancellor in May amid a scandal involving the school's football team that also ousted coach Art Briles.

Baylor said in a joint statement issued with Starr that he "will be leaving his faculty status and tenure" with the law school in a separation that was mutually agreed upon. It was Starr's last Baylor post.

"Baylor wishes Judge Ken Starr well in his future endeavors," the statement said. "Judge Starr expresses his thanks to the Baylor family for the opportunity to serve as president and chancellor and is grateful for his time with the exceptional students of Baylor University who will lead and serve around the world."

Starr is best known for zealously pursuing charges against former U.S. President Bill Clinton in a White House sex scandal.

He was removed as president of the nation's largest Baptist university, after a scathing review found that, under his leadership, the school did little to respond to accusations of sexual assault involving football players.