Reports: Past allegations regarding Les Miles have surfaced

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According to reports that have been released from The Advocate and USA Today, allegations regarding Kansas head coach Les Miles during his time at LSU are coming to light.

While an outside firm has been investigating the handling of about 60 sexual misconduct cases from 2016 to 2018, The Advocate shares that an allegation from an LSU student intern was discovered who said Miles hit on her during his time in Baton Rouge, and that Miles later reached an undisclosed settlement with that accuser.

Reporters have requested the records about that specific internal investigation, but LSU has stonewalled those requests and has refused to release them, citing Miles right to privacy as one of the main reasons. Both The Advocate and USA Today share that Miles' attorneys insist that the records remain private due to their "highly personal nature."

Whether that investigation determined any wrongdoing by Miles is a point of contention that it seems the Miles legal team and the reports differ on.

When reached by phone by The Advocate for a statement on the matter this morning, Miles denied that he made any advances toward a student intern, stating "That's not true."

The allegation resulted in an internal investigation back in 2013, three years before LSU decided to part ways with Miles a handful of games into the 2016 season after starting the year 2-2.

USA Today has been reporting of widespread mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations by the LSU athletic department and administration that has led to LSU hiring an outside law firm - Husch Blackwell - to audit their handling of sexual misconduct cases from 2016 to 2018.

An LSU spokesperson, when asked for comment, shared with USA Today: "We are not in a position to comment on these allegations, as there is currently a court order prohibiting the disclosure of any related information."

Head here to The Advocate, or to USA Today to read more on the developing situation.

Two years into his tenure, Les has three seasons remaining on his deal at Kansas that takes him through the 2023 season.

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