Kansas places Les Miles on administrative leave
Les Miles has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons lately and Kansas has now placed the head coach on administrative leave.
KU athletic director Jeff Long released a statement Friday night:
“Today, I placed head football coach Les Miles on administrative leave as we conduct a full review to determine the appropriate next steps. 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.”
Chris Vannini of The Athletic tweeted that he was told Miles did not show up to work on Friday.
As referenced in Long’s statement, scandals from Miles’ LSU tenure have recently been in the news. In the last 10 days, it has been revealed that Miles offered a settlement, without the school’s knowledge, to a student intern who accused him of harassment. More recently, it was revealed that LSU banned Les Miles from contacting female students back in 2013, after an investigation found the following:
According to the report, one female student employee alleges during a private meeting in the coach’s office, Miles asked her to put her number in his personal cell phone and use an alias. He said he would do the same for her. She also alleges during another encounter, Miles suggested a meeting in a hotel room or his condo. She also alleges Miles kissed her twice during that meeting.
Former LSU AD Joe Alleva advised firing Miles that year.