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Art Briles Releases First Statement Since Firing

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WACO -- There continues to be fallout from the scandal that's rocked college football. A string of sexual assault accusations, including several against the school's football players, has led to a number of resignations and firings.

The most famous being former head coach Art Briles who has been suspended with the intent to fire.

Art Briles

Art Briles

Until now, the only word from Briles has been a group text he sent to his players upon learning about his suspension which ended with the words “…love ya forever #Family.”

On Thursday, Briles released his first public comments since his suspension. He started by saying, "My heart goes out to the victims for the pain that they have endured."

Briles vaguely referenced missteps he may have made along the way stating "After 38 years of coaching, I have certainly made mistakes and, in hindsight, I would have done certain things differently."

The former head coach also said the Pepper Hamilton report, which accuses the university of not taking appropriate action with sexual assault claims, has not been shared with him.

Although Briles is currently contractually obligated to stay silent on the details of the report he continued with “I hope to share with you what I was aware of as soon as I can so Baylor Nation can begin the healing process.”

A healing process that's sure to be a long way from being completed.

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