During Friday’s win over the Rice Owls, former Baylor head coach Art Briles and former defensive end Shawn Oakman were both in attendance. Briles was only in the stands for the game, but Oakman was actually seen in the locker room following the win.
Acting head coach Jim Grobe was asked exactly why Oakman was in the locker room after the game. He gave an odd answer and didn’t seem to be aware of who the former defensive end is.
“I don’t know who Shawn Oakman is, so I wouldn’t be able to recognize him if he walked in the door right now. There were a lot of people around the room at the end of the game, ” said Grobe.
He added, “I have no issues, I didn’t know he was there.”
Oakman, if you remember, was indicted on sexual assault charges earlier this year. This is certainly a strange thing for Grobe to say as Oakman was is in the news all summer and was a part of the sexual assault scandal that led to Briles’ firing.
This is not a good look for the Bears at all.