Baylor continues to stand by it’s original remarks and decision making concerning coach Art Briles.
In response to a defamation lawsuit filed by Art Briles, Baylor maintains that its criticism was truthful concerning Briles’ involvement in the handling of sexual assault allegations against some of his players. Briles was fired shortly after the news broke and debate has continued as to whether the coach participated in a cover-up of any kind.
Briles maintains that he was unaware of the heinous allegations against his players and that Baylor intentionally damaged his reputation to prevent him from coaching elsewhere.
Many members of the coaching staff have been vocal in speaking in support of Briles.
There was, briefly, a movement among the boosters of the program to get Briles reinstated as the head coach.
Because of the potential involvement, Briles has remained untouchable in the job market despite many openings.