Nope, he’s not done yet.
According to a report from Chip Brown of Scout.com, Baylor officials will meet on Monday to decide if the university should move on from Briles or just ban him for one year. Some of Baylor’s big-money donors who helped fund the new $300 million football stadium are reportedly pushing for a one-year suspension for Briles.
Briles met with “key figures” associated with Baylor last week. But, as Brown points out, it is unclear how he would feel about a one-year suspension.
Also in the report, some Baylor administrators feel former president Ken Starr is to blame for the sexual assault allegations that were ignored, as he did not hire a Title IX coordinator from 2011-2014. Those officials argue that the football coaching staff should have been trained better in how to handle such situations.
If the suspension is not voted through, Briles would likely settle for between $15 and $25 million with the university.
Pete’s reaction: Holy shit. Football is King. How else can this be described or explained?
I get it, when the big money folks speak, the regents must listen. But, if this is anything more than simply giving lip service to donors, I would be shocked.
It’s also important to note, Brown, who is typically a good reporter, is also full of Longhorn bias and has gotten things wrong as this Baylor scandal has unfolded.
Keep it tuned here with HCS as this developing vote and story unfolds…
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