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.»
Reed took to Instagram on Saturday morning, unleashing a tirade against the university and saying he had been «kicked out» while addressing the team.
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«S—–f——!! I already cursed!» Reed yelled.
«And no, I don’t want to leave,» he continued. «And like I told you, I want all of you to be recruits. But there are some corrupt people in this world, some evil people who don’t care about children like I do. So I want everyone to hear the truth.» from my. I will not withdraw my name!
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Towards the end of the almost 15 minute video, Colorado Head Coach Deion Sanders made an appearance on the Instagram live stream.
«I love you man, you know that,» Sanders said. «We talked about this. We know the structure, we know the order, we know how it would play out. You’ve been there fighting. I know what you’re feeling, I know what you’re going through.»
«God has a time and a place for you, my brother. I know your heart. I know everything that goes on inside you. I know you like a book. I know you don’t want to leave those children.»
Sometimes, Ed, you have to walk away,» Sanders added.
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Reed’s time at HBCU got off to a rocky start when Reed apologized Monday for an Instagram live rant 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.