The University of Kansas has placed head coach Les Miles on administrative leave amid sexual harassment allegations stemming from his tenure at LSU.
Kansas Director of Athletics Jeff Long released a statement that the university plans to conduct its own probe of Miles.
“Today, I placed head football coach Les Miles on administrative leave as we conduct a full review to determine the appropriate next steps,” he said. “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 tos speculate on a timeline of our review because it is operative we do our due diligence. We will be able to comment further once our review is complete.”
Miles was investigated at LSU for sexual harassment, following accusations of texting women and making them “uncomfortable,” suggesting to one female student she should join him in his hotel room.
Part of LSU's investigation revealed that firing Miles was recommended, but his punishment consisted of an official "letter of reprimand" and banned him from being alone with female students.
Miles has denied these allegations and reportedly went to great lengths to bury the report to protect his reputation.