Former Baylor football coach Art Briles has reportedly reached a settlement with the university, stemming from his recent dismissal in the wake of how sexual assault allegations were handled by the football program.
The settlement, first reported by Bleacher Report, comes one day after Briles filed a motion accusing Baylor of wrongful termination.
Briles was owed $40 million for the eight years remaining on a contract. Details of the settlement haven't been divulged.
Briles went 65-37 in eight seasons at the school before being removed as coach in the wake of a report on the football program's handling of sexual assaults by the law firm Pepper Hamilton.
The report said Baylor failed to properly respond to sexual assaults.
Briles accused the university of wrongful termination and his attorney strongly chastised the school in the motion as part of a lawsuit filed by rape victim Jasmin Hernandez.
Briles' attorney, Ernest Cannon, said Baylor was using Briles as a scapegoat after failing to adequately handle allegations of sexual assault.
Briles is named as a co-defendant in the lawsuit filed in March by Hernandez, a former Baylor student who cited Title IX violations. Hernandez was raped in 2012 by football player Tevin Elliott, who was convicted and received a 20-year prison sentence.
Hernandez has chosen to be identified as she is speaking publicly to draw attention to the situation.