Report: KU places Les Miles on administrative leave

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LAWRENCE, KS – SEPTEMBER 21: Head coach Les Miles of the Kansas Jayhawks watches his team against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Memorial Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – Les Miles has been placed on administrative leave after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced from his time coaching at Louisana State University.

Miles was accused of texting female student employees, taking them to his condo alone and making them uncomfortable. He’s also accused of kissing at least one student, along with suggesting they go to a hotel after saying he could help her career.

Statement from KU Director of Athletics Jeff Long

“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.”

The Friday report states former LSU Athletics Director Joe Alleva recommended firing Les Miles in 2013 over the alleged inappropriate behavior.

This is a developing story.

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