Kansas reviewing reviews of Les Miles’ alleged sexual misconduct at LSU


Kansas will be taught extra Friday about allegations of sexual misconduct in opposition to soccer coach Les Miles that date to when he was the coach at LSU.

KU’s athletic division mentioned Thursday (per the Kansas Metropolis Star) that it was reviewing a 2013 report by regulation agency Taylor Porter that detailed LSU’s inside investigation of Miles. It can get to look over a second LSU report Friday when the college releases the outcomes of an audit by regulation agency Husch Blackwell of how LSU has dealt with sexual misconduct instances since 2016.

LSU launched the Taylor Porter report Thursday after it and Miles had fought for years in courtroom to maintain it suppressed.

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“We’re within the means of reviewing the 34-page (Taylor Porter) doc. We’re additionally conscious that LSU is issuing a further report (Friday), and we’ll wait to remark additional till we now have reviewed each paperwork,” the division mentioned in a press release.

A Kansas spokesman, Dan Beckler, advised USA In the present day that the college was not conscious of the allegations when it employed Miles previous to the 2019 season. Beckler additionally mentioned that the college has spoken with the coach.

USA In the present day reported that the audit report is predicted to incorporate extra details about Miles. LSU employed Husch Blackwell final November after USA In the present day reported extensively on how the college and athletic division had dealt with misconduct instances.

LSU’s 2013 investigation discovered that Miles confirmed “poor judgment” in his dealings with feminine athletic division workers however stopped wanting saying his accusers’ claims have been true.

One of many workers — recognized within the report as “Scholar No. 2” — advised an investigator that she was subjected to “undesirable touching” by Miles. She additionally claimed that in a single incident, Miles kissed her twice whereas they have been in his automobile and instructed they go to a lodge. The worker and her father went to Sharon Lewis, LSU’s director of soccer recruiting, in February 2013 with their complaints about Miles.

In 2012, a unique worker, Scholar No. 1, advised the college that Miles made her really feel uncomfortable in a cellphone name and different interactions. The worker additionally claimed that Miles requested her to babysit his kids however then modified his plans and invited her to go to a film with them.

Then-LSU athletic director Joe Alleva subsequently banned Miles from calling, texting or assembly with feminine workers one-on-one after the interactions with Scholar No. 1, per the report.

(UPDATE: Husch Blackwell’s report included a 2013 e-mail from Alleva to LSU president F. King Alexander wherein Alleva known as for Miles to be fired for ignoring the ban on contacting college students. 

“I consider he’s responsible of insubordination, inappropriate conduct, placing the college, athletic dept and soccer program at nice threat,” Alleva wrote. “I believe we now have trigger. I particularly advised him to not textual content, name or be alone with any scholar staff and he clearly did not pay attention. I do know there are a lot of potential outcomes and far threat both approach, however I consider it’s in the most effective curiosity in the long term to make a break.” Alleva finally fired Miles in 2016 after LSU started the season 2-2.)

The investigation additionally found that Miles wished feminine workers who aided in soccer recruiting to have a sure “look,” that look being “enticing, blonde, match.”

Miles denied the allegations in the course of the investigation. He claimed he was mentoring workers. Miles’ lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, advised USA In the present day that the coach continues to disclaim the allegations.

This text has been up to date with materials from the Husch Blackwell report and a clarification of when Joe Alleva banned Les Miles from contacting feminine college students.



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