Sources told NBC 5 that Baylor University officials announce that Coach Art Briles is officially suspended with the intent to terminate.
The firing happens after multiple sexual assault incidents involving Baylor players. Briles and university president Ken Starr have faced criticism about possibly ignoring the incidents.
“We were horrified by the extent of these acts of sexual violence on our campus,” boar of regents chairman Richard Willis said. “The depth to which these acts occurred shocked and outraged us. Our students and their families deserve more.”
Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett will be named the interim head coach. The remainder of the Baylor football coaching staff is expected to keep their jobs.
Briles has been the head coach at Baylor since 2008 and has lead the Bears to a 65-37 record and two conference championships during his tenure.