UPDATE: AFCA Cancels Art Briles Speech

Sunday, it was reported that scandal-plagued former Baylor head coach Art Briles would be one of the guest speakers at the annual AFCA Coaches Convention in Charlotte this week.  In justifying having Briles as part of the proceedings, AFCA executive director Todd Berry stated that “one of the things I believe he’s going to share, is there are some things that happened and he can share an experience no one else can with our group, so that we can avoid issues down the road.”

After a wave of criticism over the impending appearance, however, the AFCA has done a 180-degree turn and canceled Briles’ session with the coaches. “I’m saddened that our coaches have lost an opportunity,” Berry said in a portion of the statement announcing the move:

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