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Ed Reed is out as head coach at Bethune-Cookman University

ORLANDO, Fla. — 5:30 p.m. Update:

Bethune-Cookman University released a statement regarding Ed Redd and the BCU football program.

The statement read in part: “Bethune-Cookman University has announced that it has decided not to proceed with contract negotiations with Ed Reed to become the next head football coach at B-CU.

After undergoing a detailed assessment and review of the state of our football program, we have determined that it is in the best interest of our university, athletics program, and football student-athletes to reopen the search and identify the next leader of Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Football.

While we appreciate the initial interest in our football program displayed by Mr. Reed during the course of recent weeks, we are also mindful of the qualities and attributes that must be exhibited by our institutional personnel during what has been uniquely challenging times for our campus as we recover from the impact of two hurricanes during this past fall semester.”

Original Story:

NFL Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed will not become the new head coach of Bethune-Cookman University.


Reed made the announcement Saturday morning in a post on Twitter

Last week Reed apologized after he verbally trashed the school live on Instagram.

Reed could be seen driving around campus while criticizing the working, playing and training conditions at the school.

Read: New BCU head football coach Ed Reed apologizes after he trashes school on social media

On Saturday, Reed tweeted a statement, stating in part:

“Bethune-Cookman University has been working with my legal team to craft contract terms with the language and resources we knew were needed to build a successful football program. It’s my desire to not only coach football, but to be an agent of change that most people just talk about being. However, after weeks of negotiations, I’ve been informed that the University won’t be ratifying my contract and won’t make good on the agreement we had in principle, which had provisions and resources best needed to support the student-athletes. I was committed to coaching and cultivating a relationship with the University, Players, Community and the Fans. It’s extremely disappointing this won’t be happening.”

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