, 2023-01-21 17:06:34,
Bethune-Cookman informed Ed Reed the institution wouldn’t ratify his contract to become the head football coach of the Wildcats. Reed confirmed the school’s decision via a social media posting dated Jan. 20, 2023, but posted on Jan. 21. 2023.
Reed worked onsite at Bethune-Cookman for the past two weeks without an official contract after agreeing in principle to join the college on Dec. 27, 2022.
“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.” A portion of Ed Reed’s Statement
Last week Reed posted two Tik Tok videos condemning HBCUs while voicing his frustration with Bethune-Cookman. The first video supported Deion Sanders’ claims about systemic problems at HBCUs. The second video had Reed expressing anger and frustration with a profanity-laced rant.
The following day Reed officially…
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