Interim LSU president says school will investigate allegations against Derrius Guice
Allegations against former LSU star RB Derrius Guice have reached the top of the leadership at LSU, and Interim President Tom Galligan has addressed the issue in a new television interview.
“We take every allegation of sexual misconduct very, very seriously,” he told WAFB, according to The Advocate. “I can’t say too much about the details, but I can say given my time at LSU that I would be surprised if we did not follow our procedures and our policies. Of course I would also be concerned if we did not follow our procedures and our policies.”
USA TODAY Sports reported that two former LSU students claim Guice raped them during his time in Baton Rouge. The outlet reportedly found records of both women sharing their experiences with LSU — including informing two unnamed football coaches, an athletics administrator and a nurse.
Per Title IX laws on every campus, any allegations of this nature must be investigated by the school.
Guice was recently released by the Washington Football Team following an arrest for domestic assault in Loudoun County, Virginia. That case is still being investigated.
Guice’s attorney, Peter Greenspun, has responded to the allegations.
“At no time were allegations of physical or sexual assault brought against Derrius during his years as a student athlete at LSU,” Greenspun said in his statement. “To bring up such assertions only after the Virginia charges were initiated certainly calls into question the credibility, nature and timing of what is being alleged years later.”