Art Briles accusing Baylor of wrongful termination

Former Baylor coach Art Briles is accusing the school of wrongful termination.
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Former Baylor coach Art Briles is accusing the school of wrongful termination, reports the Associated Press.

Briles was fired by Baylor last month in the wake of a wide-ranging sexual assault scandal at the school, which included numerous football players.

In a motion filed as part of a federal lawsuit filed against Briles and the school, Briles says the school used him as a scapegoat for its sexual assault problem.

“The conclusion is inescapable that the motive of Baylor and the Board of Regents was to use its head football coach and the Baylor athletic department as a camouflage to disguise and distract from its own institutional failure to comply with federal civil rights protections,” Briles’s lawyer wrote in the motion.

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Briles is demanding Baylor turn over its litigation files and the information discovered by law firm Pepper Hamilton in its independent review of the school, claiming he has yet to see the evidence for why Baylor fired him.

Briles is a co-defendant with Baylor in a lawsuit filed by a rape victim. His lawyer says he does not intend to settle.