Baylor dismisses associate director for football operations DeMarkco Butler

Baylor has fired DeMarkco Butler less than a month after he was hired to serve as associate director for football operations, a school spokesman confirmed to multiple outlets.

Butler's dismissal comes amid allegations that he sent inappropriate text messages to a teenager, according to KWTX-TV in Waco, Texas.

"DeMarkco Butler is no longer employed by Baylor University," Baylor athletic department spokesperson David Kaye said in a statement. "As a personnel matter, we have no further comment."

Butler had been hired Feb. 15. According to KWTX, the texts were sent to a legal adult under Texas law.

The firing is the latest in a string of incidents surrounding the football program, which faces seven federal lawsuits in the wake of an investigation that revealed the university failed to properly respond to and address allegations of sexual assault committed by students, including football players. In addition, last month recently hired assistant strength coach Brandon Washington was dismissed after he was arrested in a Waco prostitution sting.

Matt Rhule was hired as head coach in December to help reform the football program in the midst of the scandal that resulted in the firing of former coach Art Briles and the departures of athletic director Ian McCaw and president Ken Starr.

Sources told ESPN's Outside the Lines in February that the NCAA is casting a wide net to determine what NCAA rules might have been violated by the university.

Information from ESPN's Max Olson contributed to this report.