Less than a month after Bethune-Cookman announced Ed Reed would be its next head coach, the former Baltimore Ravens safety has announced he will not be coaching at the HBCU. It is shocking turn of events that not many sa coming.
“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,” Reed tweeted.
The former NFL star said the university declined to ratify his contract and “won’t make good” on the agreement the two sides had in principle.
Reed explained that there was a breakdown with the administration. He called the situation “extremely disappointing.”
He would soon release a video on Instagram saying he was being forced out.
“I got the receipts,” he said during the 15-minute rant. “They got all kinds of stuff goin’ on ’round here. Hoarding these buildings with nothing but trash in them. And Deion [Sanders] was right, and I know I’m right. They got some people in here who be snitching to they ass.”
Reed was set to replace Terry Sims, who was fired in November after seven seasons at Bethune-Cookman.
Bethune-Cookman, an HBCU in Daytona Beach, Florida, has won six MEAC championships since 2000.