Art Briles resigns as Grambling State offensive coordinator following outrage over controversial hiring

Feb 28, 2022

Art Briles has resigned as Grambling State's offensive coordinator, an athletic department spokesperson confirmed to The Athletic. The move comes four days after the school confirmed it had hired Briles, the former Baylor head coach who was fired in May 2016 amid a player sexual assault scandal.

"I feel that my continued presence will be a distraction to you and your team, which is the last thing I want," Briles said in a statement. "I have the utmost respect (for Grambling State), and your players."

Source: The Athletic
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