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WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor and Art Briles have mutually agreed to part ways, almost a month after the release of a scathing report over the university's handling of sexual assault complaints against football players which led school regents to suspend the coach "with intent to terminate."
A statement released by the university Friday night said Baylor and Briles "agreed to terminate their employment relationship." The move was effective immediately.
"Both parties acknowledge that there were serious shortcomings in the response to reports of sexual violence by some student-athletes, including deficiencies in University processes and the delegation of disciplinary responsibilities with the football program," said part of what was called a joint statement from Baylor and Briles.