Multiple news outlets in Waco and around the country have reported that Baylor University has fired Head Coach Art Briles after eight seasons on the job in Waco.

Craig Smoak of ESPN 1660 in Waco first reported the firing on Thursday morning as the Baptist university has been embroiled in controversy over possible coverups of alleged violence and other misdeeds by former and current football players.

The firing comes after Baylor launched an investigation from a third-party law firm to assess the violence allegations against the athletic department. Many speculate that the forthcoming report is more damning than could have possibly been imagined.

We'll update the story as details become available.