The Baylor Bears have moved on from former head coach Art Briles after their tumultuous summer. The coach is finally doing something he likely should have done a long time ago when he publicly apologized to the victims of the sexual assault, which he allegedly turned a blind eye to.
Briles spoke with ESPN on Wednesday and opened up about the past assaults. He shouldered the blame for the “mistakes” he made and apologized to everyone affected by it.
“I made mistakes,” Briles said. “I did wrong. … The captain of the ship goes down with it.
“So, I understand that I made some mistakes, and for that I’m sorry. But I’m not trying to plead for people’s sympathy. I’m just stating that, ‘Hey, I made some mistakes. I was wrong. I’m sorry. I’m gonna learn. I’m gonna do better.”
Briles has been hard at work trying to get back into coaching, which he still very much has a desire to do. He reportedly visited multiple NFL training camps with the intent to possibly make a return by the end of the year.
A job in the NFL would be different for him as Briles has only coached at the high school and college levels. As a head coach, he has an overall record of 99-65 in 13 years, eight of which were spent with the Bears.