Former Baylor football coach Art Briles sued three school regents and a vice president for libel and slander on after he was fired by Baylor University. Briles accused them of falsely stating that he knew of the reported sexual assaults and alleged gang rapes by his former players and failed to report them to authorities. Click Here to Read More.
Briles dropped his libel lawsuit against school officials just days after new allegations surfaced claiming that as many as 31 football players committed 52 acts of rape between 2011 and 2014. Click Here to Find Out More.
This new lawsuit brings forth additional sexual assault allegations that add fuel to critics that lambasted Briles for turning a blind eye to his player’s criminal behavior.
Briles’ attorney Ernest Cannon admitted that the lawsuit was about Briles trying to recapture his good name. Terry W. Yates predicted that this was the motivation behind the lawsuit when he discussed this matter with Granato & Raheel with Del on ESPN Radio 97.5.
Yates adds, “The risk is just too great for Briles to pursue this lawsuit. With these new allegations, he is going to be playing defense again.”