(Be careful. This one has angry, crusty old man written all over it. Not so great on a Friday. You’ve been warned.)
Art Briles visits #Texans practice: "I've never done anything illegal, immoral or unethical." pic.twitter.com/gf0rGDJlj7— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 16, 2016
This is a few days old, but I want you to remember it. It is an amazing statement. Perhaps it will come back to bite him, but I doubt it.
We care too much about winning to let it bother us too much.
Art Briles, at #Texans practice,says he will coach in 2017 and he has already been contacted about potential jobs. pic.twitter.com/iiXHDIrCxV— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 16, 2016
Briles will get a coaching job in the NFL because they don’t really care if you hate women, beat them, and ignore them getting assaulted as long as you contribute towards the bottom line.
Then the next year, a college will hire him, rationalizing it by saying he won’t be in charge of investigations because college is much the same as the NFL, just a little more pretentious about the “student athlete”.
You have to congratulate Baylor on how they’ve handled it. Because there is no written report anywhere, no one specifically can be said to be at fault, legally, at least. Anyone wanting to hire Briles can explain away his position, portraying him as a scapegoat.
And he’s never done anything wrong ever in his life. He said so himself.
Josh Brown's ex-wife told police of over 20 physical incidents - NY Daily News
Josh Brown’s ex-wife told police on the day of his 2015 arrest that the Giants kicker had been physically violent with her over 20 times and that she had previously had a protection order against him, and that the violence began when she was pregnant with their daughter back in 2009, according to an incident report obtained by the Daily News.
One game suspension for Brown, remember.
Nebraska Announces Suspension For WR Coach Keith Williams - Corn Nation
Then there’s our own Keith Williams.
You could argue that he should have been fired. You could argue that his penalty is severe enough, that alcoholism is an addiction that needs treatment, and that Nebraska needs to keep him around to make sure he gets the treatment he needs.
Both sides have their merits.
Someone in the comments section on that article brought up Brian Blankenship, who in the 80s, drove drunk in Omaha, killed a pedestrian and still made it back on the football team for the fall. Our student section used to yell “KILLER!” whenever he was sent into the game.
Obviously, we have increased the standards for drinking and driving since the mid 1980s. We appear to have intention towards increasing our standards on violence towards women, but at this time they aren’t being enforced so well.
I’m not sure how that’s going to change.
Starr resigns as Baylor law professor, severs school ties
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor President Ken Starr is resigning his post as a law school professor, severing ties with the faith-based campus still reeling from a sexual assault scandal.
Perhaps someone finally agreed to his asking price to completely go away.
LSU's wide receiver coach vacancy could be filled from these five names | NOLA.com
Williams is considered one of the upcoming stars in the wide receiver coaching ranks. The former Tulane wide receiver coach and prodigy of Tulane head coach and receiver guru Curtis Johnson is known for his passion and ability to teach at a very high level.
Why Ole Miss will remain college football's most fascinating team in 2016 - SBNation.com
One of the country's most talented teams faces a punishing schedule, an NCAA cloud, and the loss of some huge names. It'll be fun!
Why UCLA vs. Texas A&M is opening weekend's most interesting QB battle - SBNation.com
A rising superstar takes on a talented defense, and a former Sugar Bowl hero has a chance to prove he's rebounded. (Sept. 3, 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS.)
The consistent brilliance of Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton is unmatched - SBNation.com
Eaton added a second gold medal to his already unmatched resume.
Brazilian police reportedly recommend Ryan Lochte, James Feigen be indicted for false reporting of a crime - SBNation.com
The latest twist in an evolving story.
It was when I tagged this. Now it’s not the latest.
Ryan Lochte released a public apology that didn't actually apologize - SBNation.com
Ryan Lochte's apology statement was lacking in actual apologies.
The good news is that he and Mante Teo’s girlfriend will be forever linked. As they should be.
The story of the slowest athletes at the Rio Olympics, and why they compete - SBNation.com
RIO DE JANEIRO — In March, Richson Simeon ran the first race of his track career. He had to learn pretty quickly -- in five months, he'd be racing in the same event as Usain Bolt.
U.S. Women's Bid for Olympic Gold Falls Short - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The U.S. Olympic Women's Volleyball Team's bid to win its first-ever Olympic gold came up two points short in the semifinals on Thursday as it fell to Serbia 20-25, 25-17, 25-21, 16-25, 15-13 in Rio de Janeiro with one of its prime starters on the bench midway through the second set due to an injury.