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Politics Former LSU coach was barred from contacting female students after 2013 probe: report

23:43  04 march  2021
23:43  04 march  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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Louisiana State University (LSU) barred its former head football coach Les Miles from being alone with student employees following the findings of an internal investigative report, according to USA Today.

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Miles, who is currently the head coach at the University of Kansas, was accused of texting female LSU students, taking them to his empty condo and making them feel uncomfortable, according to the report. On one occasion, a female student alleged that Miles kissed her and suggested that they get a hotel room together.

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According to USA Today, Miles was also accused of stipulating that student employees who helped the football team had to look a certain way: blonde, fit and attractive. Student employees who did not fit this mold were given less work hours or fired, according to the investigative report.

The investigation, conducted by the law firm Taylor Porter in 2013, did not find that Miles had a sexual relationship with any of the students, but did find his behavior inappropriate.

Miles at the time denied the allegations.

Following the investigation, LSU ordered the former coach to stop hiring student employees to babysit, stop being in settings alone with them and attend eight sessions with an attorney paid for with his own money, according to the paper. Three years after the investigation, Miles was terminated.

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USA Today was the first unveil the allegations against Miles when the newspaper sued LSU for the record in January.

A lawyer for Miles said that the former LSU coach still denies the accusations.

"Release of the Taylor Porter Report should put an end to the baseless, inaccurate media reports that Coach Les Miles engaged in an inappropriate touching of an Athletic Department student volunteer eight years ago," Peter Ginsberg said in a statement, according to the newspaper.

A University of Kansas spokesperson Dan Beckler told USA Today that the school was unaware of the allegations against Miles when it hired him. Beckler said the school has spoken to Miles and was gathering information.

"Because this involves Coach Miles' former employer and pre-dates his time at KU, and because we do not have factual knowledge about details of these allegations, it is not appropriate for us to comment further," Beckler told the outlet.

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