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Team physician denies allegations in lawsuit

Mar 26, 2020 - The Dallas Morning News

SMU team physician Dr. John Baker submitted a denial to Dallas County Court in regard to allegations made against him in a lawsuit brought by former women’s basketball player Dai’ja Thomas.

Thomas filed a lawsuit on Feb. 27, naming Dr. Baker, head coach Travis Mays and Southern Methodist University as defendants. The lawsuit was “for abuse that included pressuring her to play despite a severe knee injury, and verbal abuse, which included Mays making a statement to team members to com...