NFL Hall of Famer Ed Reed won’t be next head coach at Bethune-Cookman after negotiations failed to ratify his contract.
In late December, the university announced «an agreement in principle» with Reed to be the head coach of the program after the Wildcats went 2-9 in 2022.
But on Saturday morning, Reed issued a statement saying he «couldn’t make things work» at Bethune-Cookman.
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«Bethune-Cookman University has been working with my legal team to draft the terms of the contract with the language and resources we knew were needed to build a successful soccer program«Reed wrote. «It is my desire not only to be a football coach, but also to be a change agent that most people just talk about being.»
«However, after weeks of negotiations, I have been informed that the University will not ratify my contract and will not honor the agreement we had in principle, which had the most necessary provisions and resources to support student athletes.»
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Reed apologized Monday for an Instagram live tirade in which he criticized the condition of Bethune-Cookman Soccer Facility.
«Regarding my social media and comments about the University, staff, and other institutions, I would like to sincerely apologize to all BCU staff, students, and alumni for my lack of professionalism,» Reed wrote in a statement on Twitter. «My language and tone were unacceptable as a parent, coach and leader.»
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«My passion for our culture, the betterment and development of our foundation got the better of me and I fell victim while interacting with antagonists on social media as well. I am fully aware of the hard working people at our school who are also fighting to make things better and more financially solid».
Reed has been in a support staff role with the Miami Hurricanes football program during the last three seasons.
Bethune-Cookman University did not provide any comment to Fox News Digital.