Earlier this summer, the Baylor Bears were forced to move on from former head coach Art Briles in the midst of a sexual assault scandal that rocked the football program and the university.
Since then, Briles has managed to avoid major appearances in the public spotlight but that all changed this week.
Briles made a special appearance at the training camp of the Dallas Cowboys in Oxnard, Calif. as a special guest to team owner/president Jerry Jones. During Briles’ appearance, Jones decided to speak with the media and show his glowing remarks and endorsement for the former Baylor coach.
“I will vouch for him as a person,” said Jones, via the Dallas Morning News. “He’s top quality as a person. I’d want my grandson, if he had the chance, to play for him.”
The comment could certainly raise some eyebrows, but Briles also shared his own remarks saying he believes he will be on a coaching staff when jobs in college and the NFL begin to open up following this season.
“Reality is reality,” Briles added. “What I’ve got to do is redefine myself and start a new chapter, and that’s what I’m doing.
“I’m just going to make sure that I have policies in place that are protective of everybody, students first and foremost, then administrators, coaches.”
Do you think Briles will return to the sideline sooner rather than later and what do you think of Jerry Jones’ comments? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.