Art Briles says he shares responsibility for the sexual assault scandal at Baylor that cost him his job.
"I feel responsibility," Briles said in an interview with Tom Rinaldi, aired Saturday on ESPN's College GameDay. "You know these players are part of our program, representative of our program ... and when they do wrong, then it reflects on me and the university, so I do feel responsibility."
Briles was fired May 26 in the wake of an investigation by the Pepper Hamilton law firm into how Baylor handled sexual assault complaints, and particularly those made against football players. The precise contents of the Pepper Hamilton report have never been made public (the school claims the details were only delivered orally to trustees), and Briles has entered a multimillion-dollar settlement with Baylor over the remainder of his contact.
Briles, who makes clear in the interview his goal is to coach again, expressed deep remorse.
"I lost some of my soul, quite honestly," he said of the aftermath of the scandal and his firing.
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