Kansas places Les Miles on administrative leave following ugly reports from his time at LSU
Kansas has placed head football coach Les Miles on administrative leave after ugly sexual harassment allegations from his time at LSU were revealed in recent reports.
A recent report from USA Today indicated that Miles had been banned from one-on-one contact with female students for “inappropriate behavior” during his time in Baton Rouge. USA Today’s report indicates he was accused of texting with female students, taking him to his condo, and kissing at least one student and then suggesting they go to a hotel because Miles could “help her career.”
Miles has denied kissing the female student and the investigation concluded that the former head coach did not have a sexual relationship with any of the students.
Now, Kansas will be looking into those allegations. Athletic director Jeff Long released a statement after placing Miles on administrative leave.
“Today, I placed head football coach Les Miles on administrative leave as we conduct a full review to determine the appropriate next steps,” Long said in a statement. “We are reviewing the Husch Blackwell report released today by LSU following yesterday’s release of the Taylor Porter report. The past two days have been the first time that we have had access to either report.
“Even though the allegations against him occurred at LSU, we take these matters very seriously at KU. Now that we have access to this information, we will take the coming days to fully review the material and to see if any additional information is available. I do not want to speculate on a timeline for our review because it is imperative we do our due diligence. We will be able to comment further once our review is complete.”
On Friday, it was also reported that then-LSU athletic director Joe Alleva recommended firing Miles in 2013 with cause. The school did not terminate the head coach until early in the 2016 season for poor on-field performance.
Miles has been at Kansas since 2019. He was the head coach for LSU from 2005-16.