Full-page ad thanks Ken Starr following Baylor ouster

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2014, file photo,Baylor University President Ken Starr, left, jokes with head football coach Art Briles, right, on the first day of NCAA college football practice in Waco, Texas. Baylor University's board of regents says it will fire Briles and re-assign Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players. The university said in a statement Thursday, May 26, 2016, that it had suspended Briles "with intent to terminate." Starr will leave the position of president on May 31, but the school says he will serve as chancellor. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A full-page newspaper ad thanks Ken Starr for his ''exceptional care for students'' following his removal as Baylor University president over the school's handling of sexual assault complaints against football players.

The color advertisement in Sunday's Austin American-Statesman is signed by seven Baylor supporters and urges readers to ''commend Judge Starr'' at the website ThankKenStarr.com.

The former prosecutor who led the investigation of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal resigned as chancellor at Baylor last week. He has said he didn't know about the allegations involving Baylor football players until media reports first surfaced in 2015 during a player's trial.

The ad thanks Starr for his ''integrity'' and ''leadership'' and elevating Baylor in academics and athletics. The signed supporters include wealthy donors whose names appear on buildings around campus.