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Woman to Ask NCAA to Ban Sexually Violent Athletes

Current guidelines generally allow schools or conferences to hand down such punishments

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    Darius Adams via Change.org
    Brenda Tracy appears in a photo posted by her son, Darius Adams, on a Change.org petition on her behalf, asking the NCAA to ban violent athletes.

    A woman who says she was raped by college football players nearly 20 years ago is asking the NCAA to ban sexually violent athletes.

    Brenda Tracy and her son will present a petition to the NCAA's Board of Governors at its meeting Wednesday in Indianapolis. Current guidelines generally allow schools or conferences to hand down such punishments.

    Tracy's son Darius says he started the petition after hearing about multiple allegations involving Baylor football players. The petition contains more than 157,000 signatures.

    The NCAA's top committee has already met once with the family as it debates how to address sexual violence on campus.

    Brenda Tracy says she was raped by four men, including Oregon State football players, in 1998. The Associated Press generally doesn't identify people who say they were sexually assaulted, but Tracy has spoken publicly to draw attention to her situation.