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Baylor: No vote on Briles’ employment status

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Baylor spokeswoman says the school’s governing board did not take a vote on the future of former football coach Art Briles amid reports some prominent donors wanted to bring him back.

Briles was suspended “with intent to terminate” on May 26 when Baylor officials released a 13-page summary of an investigation into how the school mishandled sexual assault allegations, including several against football players.

The report said the football program operated like it was “above the rules,” and Briles was fired after eight seasons. Reports Monday said a group of prominent school donors wanted to bring him back in 2017.

Baylor spokesman Tonya Lewis said the board met Monday night to discuss a “variety of matters,” but there was no vote on Briles’ employment status.

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