Art Briles Has Been Suspended For Sexual Assaults Made against Students

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Art Briles Has Been Suspended For Sexual Assaults Made against Students

Art Briles, 60, has been suspended as the head coach of the football team by Baylor University. He has been accused of being involved in sexual assaults cases made against the students of the University.

Alongside Briles, the school president, Kenneth Starr is also criticized. Starr will remain as a professor at Baylor’s Law School, but has to step down as the president of the school. The school also announced that Starr would serve as the university chancellor, agreeing in the school principle. The school has also announced that Dr. David Garland is set to be the interim president.

But according to the recent news, Baylor advisors want to go through a voting system on either terminating Briles or hand him a year suspension.

What was the main issue?

Ex-Baylor is running back; Devin Chafin was guilty of the assaults on Dolores Lozano, who happens to be a Baylor graduate. According to Lozano, she was exploited thrice by Chafin. She has also stated that the head coach of the football team, Art Briles along with some of his staff members knew about the incident, but never allowed it to come into the spotlight before.

Let’s have a look at the interview with Devin Chafin, and learn what he has to say about the sexual assault case.

Bruce Feldman, Fox Sports College Football Insider, has something to report about Art Briles Firing. Let’s hear him now.

There was a whole lot of support for Briles amidst the accusations. If Briles were completely wrong, then these many people would not have stood in his support. Have a look at what they have tweeted:

Here, have a look at some of the supportive tweets:


Garbage Time, a news portal, has reported regarding Baylor University and Art Briles:


Let's have a look at what Baylor's University's representatives have to say about Art Briles Firing:

A long time after being fired, Art Briles has finally spoken. Have a look at what he has to say:

Briles and Baylor University’s football

Even though Baylor fired Briles, the letters’ effect on the University will remain unchanged for years. The effects may be both good and bad. Briles, upon joining the University, helped change the Baylor football.

The Baylor football team, also known as the Bears, were historically an ordinary program at their best. Briles rebuilt Baylor football to an exclusive national level. This was the answer to the curiosity on whether he would be able to sustain the Bear’s program among the nation’s football giants. Briles was able to erase all the history of other football teams as Baylor University repeated as Big 12 champions and were able to secure a seventh position nationally.  

Learn more about Art Briles Coaching History here.

Art Briles: A little Acknowledgment

Art Briles (Arthur Ray Briles) is an American Football coach and a former footballer. He is the recent former head football coach at the Baylor University, where he managed from 2008 – 2015 season. He was fired on May 26, 2016, after being suspended indefinitely for a sexual assault denunciation.

Briles is a native of Rule, Texas. He was coached by his father in his high school times. Briles played as a quarterback in his career that earned him all-state honors. He also led Rule to the Texas Class B state championship in 1973 as a senior player.

Briles was hired by head coach Mike Leach of new Texas Tech in 2000. He was appointed as a running backs coach. Before this, Briles coached the Texas high schools for around 20 years. In 2003, Briles accepted the head coaching position at Houston.

To get detailed information on Briles Career History, CLICK HERE

What Briles had to say about his termination?

Art Briles, after being sacked from his contract at the Baylor’s, shredded them. He had accused them of false accusation and wrongful cessation. He also added that he is not interested in settling the federal litigation charged against him.

Briles lawyer, Ernest Cannon had told that the only motive of Baylor to fire Briles was to get a cover for their inability in handling the sexual assaults cases correctly.

Briles even sent a group text message to all of his players.


A whole lot of support in his side makes everyone doubt Baylor's Decision. If Briles was actually wrong, players from within his team would not have backed him this way. 

Well, we have to wait and watch till the end. What will the Baylor-Briles saga bring to the public? Will Briles be punished for his deeds? Or will Baylor accept their inability to deal with the problems and return Briles his position?

Just hope that the situation would be resolved sooner than later.