Kelly Boggs, Message Editor, for Louisiana Baptists just hurled a fastball at approximately 101 mph. He hit the mit hard pertaining to what we had right and didn't pertaining to the low batting average of the struggling Louisiana College president, Joe Aguillard. In his latest editorial entitled "Leaked reports, ballot votes, and being Baptist," Boggs offers no hesitation in calling "foul" on all of us who thought Aguillard should have been sent to the showers never to have returned to the playing field again. Consider the following:
- trustees leaked the confidential information to the news press
- a file containing exculpatory information existed and all the trustees had access to the entire file (not a "secret file" and not a supposed "get out of jail free card")
- the file was also given to the law firm doing the investigation before they gave their final report, the report leaked to the media which concluded Aguillard was guilty (Boggs quotes the email that proves it)
- while trustees leaked the investigatory findings to the media they did not leak the exculpatory information which trustees also considered in exonerating the president
- Boggs examined all the articles in the file and concludes not only did the documents assist him in "understanding the vote of those who decided to exonerate the president," but the information in the folder also casts "doubts on the allegations brought against the LC president"
- Aguillard refused to meet with the investigatory team at the counsel of his defense attorney since he'd just met for 6 hours with the Chief Compliance Officer in regard to whistleblower complaints; and the meeting was all recorded, a recording of which the investigatory team had in their possession
All this and more is in Boggs' editorial. Is the president exonerated? Yes, Boggs indicates. Aguillard was exonerated by secret ballot...by the majority of all the voting trustees...trustees who had access to adequate, balanced information...exonerated the Baptist way.
Additionally, Boggs plans to expose and analyze much more information in the file. And, to be honest, I've got the strangest sensation that, while the president may or may not have the best administrative batting average at Louisiana College, there's going to be some other players who may need to hit the showers before it's all over.