Oklahoma investigating disgraced ex-Baylor coach Briles being on field with Sooners assistant Lebby

Posted at 9:08 PM, Sep 10, 2023

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is investigating after disgraced former Baylor coach Art Briles was seen on the field with his son-in-law, Sooners offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby, after Oklahoma’s 28-11 win over SMU on Saturday night.

The images of Briles decked out in Oklahoma gear on Owen Field drew backlash from Sooners fans on social media. Oklahoma coach Brent Venables said he was made aware of it and said it is “being dealt with.”

Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione said in a statement on Saturday night: “I was just as disappointed as many of our fans when I learned of the postgame situation tonight. It shouldn’t have happened and it was my expectation it never would, based on boundaries we previously set. I’ve addressed it with the appropriate staff.”

Baylor fired Briles in 2016 after an investigation concluded he and his staff took no action against players named in sexual assault allegations.

Lebby spoke about the situation after the game.

“That’s my father-in-law,” Lebby said in a press conference. “He’s my father-in-law. That’s the grandfather to my two kids. So he was down with our entire family after the game, well after the game.”

Briles re-appeared in college football briefly in 2022 when Grambling State’s Hue Jackson hired him to be his offensive coordinator. Briles left the program after five days, saying he didn’t want to be a distraction.

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