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Art Briles already in trouble with his Texas high school football team

Larry Brown Sports logo Larry Brown Sports 10/9/2019 Larry Brown Sports

Art Briles standing in front of a crowd © Ronald Martinez/Getty Images There is a popular saying that there is no better predictor of future behavior than past behavior. Keeping that in mind, nobody should be surprised that Art Briles is already in trouble for potentially breaking rules with his Texas high school football team.

The disgraced former Baylor Bears head coach is coaching Mount Vernon High School in Texas and has the football team undefeated at 5-0 this season. However, the school is facing the possibility of forfeiting all their games due to the use of ineligible players, according to a report.

The Dallas Morning News reported on Tuesday that a District Executive Committee ruled 6-0 that two players moved into the district for football purposes, thus making them ineligible. The ruling reverses a previous one from two weeks ago. The school would have to forfeit any games in which the two players participated.

Beyond just using the ineligible players, Briles violated district rules by having an assistant coach on his staff who was not a full-time district employee.

Briles, 62, was fired by Baylor in 2016 after presiding over the football team while multiple players were accused of multiple instances of sexual assault. The school was alleged to have acted inappropriately by either looking the other way or outright covering up the allegations during his tenure.

Briles filed a wrongful termination suit against Baylor after his firing and received a settlement. This is his first head coaching job in football since then.


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