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Art Briles' Mount Vernon HS Team Could Be Forced to Forfeit 5 Games After Players Ruled Ineligible

WACO, TX - SEPTEMBER 12:  Head coach Art Briles of the Baylor Bears before a game against the Lamar Cardinals at McLane Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Waco, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Art Briles can't get out of his own way.

Briles was fired from Baylor three years ago amidst a sexual assault scandal. Now the coach of Mount Vernon high school in Texas, Briles is facing possible forfeiture after two players were ruled ineligible.

This stems from the previous transfer controversy.

A district executive committee of superintendents unanimously ruled that the two players, Brock and Cameron Nellor, moved to the district for athletic purposes.

Mount Vernon ISD Superintendent Jason McCullough said the school was reprimanded, but no forfeitures were required.

However, the UIL's state executive committee can strip a program of wins if the school is found guilty of breaking rules. According to the UIL constitution, "the minimum penalty [for a school knowingly breaking the rules] shall be forfeiture of the game, contest or event,”

Mount Vernon plans to appeal the decision because a few weeks ago, another panel of superintendents ruled that the players were eligible. The sudden reversal brings much drama and confusion to the situation that's likely not going to go away anytime soon.