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Report: Baylor OC Kendal Briles met with NCAA over potential recruiting violations

Baylor’s off-field issues don’t appear to be limited to its sexual assault scandal.

According to, Bears offensive coordinator Kendal Briles was in Indianapolis Wednesday to meet with NCAA investigators regarding what the website labeled s potential recruiting violations. The NCAA believes that the son of former BU head coach Art Briles made improper contact with an unnamed recruit.

It looks as if the allegations are fairly significant as it’s being reported that the university is attempting to have “the level of the infractions reduced.”

The school released a statement to ESPN regarding the Briles situation.

Since being notified more than a year ago by the NCAA about potential violations involving two assistant football coaches, we have worked cooperatively with the NCAA and Thursday’s hearing was just the next step in the process to bring it to closure. We take all NCAA inquiries seriously and look forward to putting this behind us in the near future.

In September of 2015, Briles and another Bears assistant, wide receivers coach Tate Wallis, were suspended for one game for what was described as “an NCAA violation related to evaluations of prospective student-athletes during the spring 2015 recruiting period.” That was at least Briles’ second brush with the NCAA.

In April of 2014, it was announced by the school that Briles “did not commit any recruiting violations according to a recently-concluded NCAA investigation.” Briles was reportedly investigated for making contact with Class of 2015 recruit J.W. Ketchum during a non-contact recruiting period in the fall of 2013. “The facts did not support that any violation occurred,” then-BU athletic director Ian McCaw said at the time.

The younger Briles is in his second season as coordinator and ninth year overall with the Bears.