CFL Team Backtracks on Hiring Former Baylor Coach Briles
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian Football League and Hamilton Tiger-Cats say former Baylor coach Art Briles will not be joining the team as an assistant coach after all.
Less than 12 hours after the Tiger-Cats announced that Briles would be joining head coach June Jones' staff as assistant head coach of offense, the league and team responded to public backlash and let the 61-year-old Briles go.
Briles was fired in May 2016 by Baylor after an investigation by a law firm found that over several years the school mishandled numerous sexual assault allegations, including some against football players.
Baylor has already settled at least two federal Title IX lawsuits against the school, though Briles had been removed as a defendant in one that was resolved earlier this month.