For the second time in a row Art BrilesThe name became associated with a college football program. And for the second time in a row, he was brought around by an idiot posing as a coach. Hey Jacksonmeet Jeff Lebby.
As part of a sports weekend that marks the return of the NFLThe Collapse of Team USA Basketball, the size of Coco Gauff, Deion Sanders and that Colorado buffaloand the news that Michigan State head football is now suspended Mel Tucker is a creep who allegedly took advantage of a rape survivor who advocates for victims (Tucker has denied the allegations) You may have missed this Briles is in the news again.
The The University of Oklahoma has launched an investigation after Lebby — the Sooners’ offensive coordinator — had Briles, his father-in-law, on the field after Saturday’s 28-11 win over SMU. The situation is “is treatedsaid Oklahoma coach Brent Venables.
“I was as disappointed as many of our fans when I learned of the postgame situation this evening,” OU athletic director Joe Castiglione wrote in a statement. “It shouldn’t have happened and I expected it would never happen based on the boundaries we had previously set. I have discussed it with the relevant employees.”
Everyone seems to understand why Briles can’t be there. Still, Lebby tried to act as if family ties were more important than sound judgment.
“This is my father-in-law,” he said in a post-game press conference. “He is my father-in-law. This is the grandfather of my two children. So after the game, long after the game, he was on the ground with our whole family.”
His tune has changed a little.
“I just want everyone to understand, my father-in-law – his presence on the field after the game the other night just created a distraction. And I do — I apologize for that,” he said in a prepared statement at the start of his weekly media session. according to ESPN. “That wasn’t the intention at all. The intention was just to celebrate with my family.”
There is never a moment when Briles should have anything to do with football again – especially not on a college campus given his shameful and cowardly past. In 2016 He was fired as head coach at Baylor After a sex scandal, it emerged that the university’s former president, all the way up to Briles, turned a blind eye and ignored allegations of rape against numerous members of the football team. This is what a former student claimed 50 girls were sexually assaulted and raped by more than 30 players during a period of four years. It is one of the most heinous sex scandals college sports has ever seen.
Last year, Hue Jackson attempted to add Briles to his coaching staff at Grambling University – It didn’t go down well.
“I’m not a fan at all. I’m really, really disappointed in Grambling,” said Doug Williams, Grambling’s most famous player and the program’s former two-time coach Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post. “I spoke to the AD a few times. They knew where I stood, but they did it, and if that’s what they want, that’s fine. I’m out.”
But since Jackson is as tied to Briles by friendship as Lebby is by marriage, the two men mistakenly thought they would get away with it.
“We believe that through the hiring of Coach Briles and the well-developed programs we have in place, this attitude will help teach others the importance of knowing how to prevent victimization, proper reporting procedures, and individuals who “Provide adequate resources to victims of victimization, victimization, and build strong law enforcement partnerships within the community,” Read part of the statement from Jackson’s foundation defending the hiring.
Eventually reason came to his senses and Briles exited stage left.
“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of your coaching staff at Grambling State University.” Briles said in a statement addressed to Jackson. “Unfortunately, I feel that my continued presence will be a distraction for you and your team, and that is the last thing I want.” I have the utmost respect [for] the university and your players.”
Hue Jackson proved that the news about Art Biles still hasn’t sunk in. Jeff Lebby showed us that he completely ignored it. That means we’re going to see another Art Glasses story next year because some stupid football coach thought he’d spent enough time on the job. They say the athletes are the stupid ones – maybe it’s the coaches’ fault.
https://deadspin.com/art-briles-baylor-oklahoma-brent-venables-jeff-lebby-1850829728 Art Briles is still in college football because idiot coaches keep taking him away