Art Briles, Baylor mutually agree to part ways

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On Friday, Baylor University announced it has officially agreed to mutually part ways with former head football coach Art Briles, who was suspended with intent to fire earlier this year in the midst of a disturbing sexual assault scandal.

The news comes after Briles accused the school of wrongful termination last week and after the board of regents were reportedly mulling offers to bring him back after a one-year suspension.

Ultimately, the school made the right decision by parting ways.

“Baylor University and Art Briles have mutually agreed to terminate their employment relationship, effective immediately,” a statement from the university read. “Both parties acknowledge that there were serious shortcomings in the response to reports of sexual violence by some student-athletes, including deficiencies in University processes and the delegation of disciplinary responsibilities within the football program. Baylor is addressing these shortcomings and making ongoing improvements.”

Briles finishes his career at Baylor with a 65–37 record and two conference championships.

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