Briles Lands TX HS Job

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Report: Art Briles’ high school team used ineligible players, facing forfeiture of first five games

Mount Vernon High School reportedly used two players who have since been ruled ineligible, and now may have to forfeit its first five wins of the season. (AP/Tony Gutierrez)
Art Briles’ return to Texas high school football is off to a rocky start.
Briles, the former Baylor coach who was fired in the wake of a sexual assault scandal at the university, and the Mount Vernon High School football team now may have to forfeit up to five games for using two ineligible players, according to Joe Hoyt of the Dallas Morning News.
The two players, per the report, moved into the Mount Vernon district for athletic purposes. A District Executive Committee unanimously made the decision on Tuesday afternoon, which overturned a decision last month that upheld their eligibility.
Per league rules, Mount Vernon now must forfeit each game the players participated in — though it’s not yet known how many they have played in so far. Briles has led the team to a perfect 5-0 start this fall.
Mount Vernon superintendent Jason McCullough said the school will officially begin appealing the ruling on Wednesday.
"We are disappointed by and disagree with the sudden reversal of field by the District 7-AAA Executive Committee but respect its decision,” McCullough said in a statement, via the Dallas Morning News. “Facts presented at a previous meeting on this topic resulted in the exoneration of the two students and validation of their athletic eligibility.​
"The DEC today voted 6-0 that the two students moved to our school district for athletic purposes as defined by U.I.L. rules, despite what we believe to be overwhelming evidence that the parents moved from Colorado for employment reasons. The DEC also voted 6-0 that Mt. Vernon ISD used a coach not employed by the district in violation of UIL rules. It then voted 6-0 to give Mt. Vernon a public reprimand for allowing a coach on the field who was not employed by the school."​
Briles was hired by Mount Vernon — located about 100 miles northeast of Dallas — in May, marking his first job in the United States since he was fired from Baylor in 2016 after the massive sexual assault scandal in Waco. One lawsuit, which has been settled, alleged 52 rapes by at least 31 Baylor football players occurred between 2011 and 2014 under Briles' watch. Briles has said he "did not cover up sexual violence" at the university and denied any wrongdoing. The NCAA is still investigating.
Briles spent two decades coaching high school football in Texas before jumping to the collegiate level. He compiled a 65-37 record while at Baylor.
Mount Vernon, per the Dallas Morning News, has outscored its opponents 233-85 this year. It has only played one District game so far, meaning it can still reach the playoffs even if it’s required to forfeit the first five games of the season.
 

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Should anyone be surprised?


Report: Art Briles’ high school team used ineligible players, facing forfeiture of first five games

Mount Vernon High School reportedly used two players who have since been ruled ineligible, and now may have to forfeit its first five wins of the season. (AP/Tony Gutierrez)
Art Briles’ return to Texas high school football is off to a rocky start.
Briles, the former Baylor coach who was fired in the wake of a sexual assault scandal at the university, and the Mount Vernon High School football team now may have to forfeit up to five games for using two ineligible players, according to Joe Hoyt of the Dallas Morning News.
The two players, per the report, moved into the Mount Vernon district for athletic purposes. A District Executive Committee unanimously made the decision on Tuesday afternoon, which overturned a decision last month that upheld their eligibility.
Per league rules, Mount Vernon now must forfeit each game the players participated in — though it’s not yet known how many they have played in so far. Briles has led the team to a perfect 5-0 start this fall.
Mount Vernon superintendent Jason McCullough said the school will officially begin appealing the ruling on Wednesday.
"We are disappointed by and disagree with the sudden reversal of field by the District 7-AAA Executive Committee but respect its decision,” McCullough said in a statement, via the Dallas Morning News. “Facts presented at a previous meeting on this topic resulted in the exoneration of the two students and validation of their athletic eligibility.​
"The DEC today voted 6-0 that the two students moved to our school district for athletic purposes as defined by U.I.L. rules, despite what we believe to be overwhelming evidence that the parents moved from Colorado for employment reasons. The DEC also voted 6-0 that Mt. Vernon ISD used a coach not employed by the district in violation of UIL rules. It then voted 6-0 to give Mt. Vernon a public reprimand for allowing a coach on the field who was not employed by the school."​
Briles was hired by Mount Vernon — located about 100 miles northeast of Dallas — in May, marking his first job in the United States since he was fired from Baylor in 2016 after the massive sexual assault scandal in Waco. One lawsuit, which has been settled, alleged 52 rapes by at least 31 Baylor football players occurred between 2011 and 2014 under Briles' watch. Briles has said he "did not cover up sexual violence" at the university and denied any wrongdoing. The NCAA is still investigating.
Briles spent two decades coaching high school football in Texas before jumping to the collegiate level. He compiled a 65-37 record while at Baylor.
Mount Vernon, per the Dallas Morning News, has outscored its opponents 233-85 this year. It has only played one District game so far, meaning it can still reach the playoffs even if it’s required to forfeit the first five games of the season.
Once a slime bag, always a slime bag. He is truly the epitome of W's are ALL that matter, bar none.
 

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You know, Art is a dirtbag and I enjoy all the crap he gets. But something tells me this is the kind of thing that flies under the radar often with other programs.

Oh well. Karma b*****.

This says "The NCAA is still investigating". I wonder how long they have to pretend to have any teeth, hoping every one quits paying attention, before they can quietly close the investigation.
 
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