Approximately one month after his late May 2016 dismissal from the University, Art Briles reached a settlement with Baylor, including $15.1 million in compensation reports the Dallas Morning News.
The information, filed in Baylor’s IRS 990 filings for that year, was filed with the IRS this week and was subsequently obtained by the Dallas Morning News. The settlement itself is subject to a non-disclosure agreement.
DMN reports Briles total remaining contract value at the time was $39 million. Given that the University dismissed Briles, many will assume the $15 million payment was an incentive to keep things from getting worse in a court of law for the University’s image. Although, even after receiving the $15 million, Briles did file a libel lawsuit against Baylor in 2017; but dropped that lawsuit shortly thereafter.
In addition to the $15 million paid to Briles, Baylor paid former Chancellor Ken Starr $4.5 million and former athletic director Ian McCaw $761,000.
Under this administration’s watch, to quote the DMN “school regents said 17 women had reported sexual and domestic assaults involving 19 players – including four gang rapes – since 2011. One lawsuit, since settled, alleged 52 acts of rape by 31 players between 2011 and 2014.”
— Read more about the settlement at the Dallas Morning News