Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams Slams Grambling State's Hiring Of Art Briles

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Super Bowl XXII MVP and former Grambling State University star quarterback Doug Williams is speaking out after his alma mater reportedly hired a white coach who was fired from another university.

Williams once served as the Louisiana HBCU's head football coach but says he cannot support current head coach Hue Jackson after he added the embattled Art Briles as an offensive coordinator. Briles was fired from Baylor University in 2015 for his mishandling of sexual assault allegations against players.

This new position at Grambling would be Briles' first college coaching job since being let go from Baylor.

"I don't know Art Briles, never met him in my life," Williams, who now works in the Washington Commanders' front office, told The Washington Post. "But the situation, no one else would hire him for whatever reason. I don't know why Grambling State had to go be the one to hire him, so I'm not a fan at all."

When asked if he would support Grambling, Williams said this: "Oh, no. I can't do that. No, no, no. If I support them, I condone it."

Jackson was named Grambling's head coach in December 2021 after a two-year run with the Cleveland Browns.

On Thursday (February 25), a Grambling football spokesperson told the News-Star that Briles' hiring was a rumor and that there was "no truth" to it.

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