The American Football Coaches Association canceled former Baylor coach Art Briles’ appearance at the organization’s convention Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C.
In a statement released Monday, AFCA executive director Todd Berry said, in part: “Art Briles was scheduled to speak at the 2018 AFCA convention. However, due to concerns, we have decided to cancel his session. I’m saddened that our coaches have lost an opportunity.”
Briles was scheduled to speak in a session called “Standing Strong/Game Management.” The purpose of Briles’ speech was to help educate coaches on what went wrong at Baylor and the corrections they should learn, according to Berry.
Briles was fired at Baylor in May 2016 after the Pepper Hamilton report revealed his mishandling of sexual assault issues in his football program.