Art Briles has had all he can stands until he can’t stands no more.

Indignant unemployed coach acts indignant.

Briles released a one-page letter saying he could no longer “remain silent,” defending himself against allegations that he ignored incidents of assault and ran a football program that considered itself above the rules.

The letter comes a day after the Texas Rangers, the state’s elite criminal investigations unit, said it had opened a preliminary probe into how Baylor handled assault reports over several years.

“I did not cover-up any sexual violence. I had no contact with anyone that claimed to be a victim of sexual or domestic assault. Anyone well-versed in my work as a coach knows that I strove to promote excellence, but never at the sacrifice of safety for anyone,” Briles wrote. “I did not obstruct justice on campus or off.”

Briles insisted that when alerted to an assault incident, his response was that victims should go to the police so it could be prosecuted.

Briles’ remarks Thursday struck a very different tone from apologetic comments he made in an on-camera interview with ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi last fall, in which Briles said, among other things, “There were some bad things that happened under my watch,” Briles said. “And for that, I’m sorry. … I was wrong. I’m sorry. I’m going to learn. I’m going to get better.”

Boy, that lesson in humility sure took.  Maybe he can file a lawsuit against the Rangers.


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6 responses to “Art Briles has had all he can stands until he can’t stands no more.

  1. sniffer

    Attention seeking or posturing?


  2. Russ

    It’s about time there was a serious criminal investigation. Briles and Starr should be lawyering up.


  3. Spike

    Huntley Johnson is seeking a waiver from the Texas Bar to offer his services to them. He’s on the mother.. And he’s bringing the Bag Man with him..


  4. Scorpio Jones, III

    Hackberry Holland would hang Briles’ ass to the nearest sour apple tree. Sue the Rangers, yeah, right.


  5. Mayor

    I still haven’t seen any evidence that Briles DID anything wrong himself. Maybe he was intentionally out of the loop to give himself plausible deniability and maybe the Texas governmental authorities can uncover something that makes Briles personally culpable. But if nothing has come out yet I doubt it will. The “it happened under his watch” business he was so contrite about a year ago won’t support any criminal or civil culpability IMHO.


    • Olddawg 55

      Agree, Mayor. I do not believe in the rush to judgement so common in this and like blogs. Hope the Rangers get to the bottom of this and Briles gets to have some closure.