Report: LSU banned Les Miles from contacting female students due to inappropriate behavior
A recent report from USA Today claims that LSU barred former head football coach Les Miles from having one-on-one contact with female students because of inappropriate behavior.
USA Today’s report indicated that a 2013 investigation into Miles’ behavior with female students at LSU was deemed inappropriate. 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.
From USA Today:
Miles also was accused by athletic department staff of saying that the female student workers who helped the football team lure top recruits needed to be attractive, blonde and fit, according to the investigative report. Existing student employees who did not meet this criteria should be given fewer hours or terminated, the report details.
As a result of the investigation’s findings, LSU issued Miles a letter of reprimand and required him to sign forms stating that he had read and understood the school’s policies. The university also ordered him to stop hiring student employees to babysit, cease being alone with them, and attend eight, one-hour sessions with an attorney and pay for it out of his own pocket.
Following the investigation in 2013, Miles and LSU kept the records secret and did not release information to the public, per the report.
Miles is currently the head coach at Kansas, where he’s been since 2019. He was the head coach at LSU from 2005-16, and was fired midway through the 2016 season after the Tigers subpar start.