by LONN PHILLIPS SULLIVAN
Shocking news came from The Advocate via an independent investigation conducted by law firms Taylor Porter & Husch Reynolds...with LSU's past firmly in their crosshairs:
In 2013, the same year an infamous SI article came out detailing his controversial / sleazy tenure at Oklahoma State, former title-winning LSU head football coach Les Miles paid off a university student with what amounts to hush money...in an attempt to silence her harassment allegations. He was allegedly "hitting on her"...intense stuff about a title-winning football coach & while it sounds like another big hammer blow for the university, I feel this is actually a positive outcome.
First of all, these women will now get justice, second it proves the truth this very web site has been trying to warn everyone about...but somehow, Miles' role is far more direct in LSU's past dysfunction than anyone anticipated thanks to some great work by the Advocate:
The false characterization of Ed Orgeron by USA Today has been ultimately exposed: when USA Today didn't know who to blame for the Title IX cover ups, they pinned the culture all on Coach Orgeron. At the time, this very author defended Ed Orgeron ....not merely out of pure Tigerdom, I backed him because I know Coach O is a good man. And I also knew who was really at the heart of the athletic department's madness: 2005-2016 Head Coach Les Miles & former AD Joe Alleva.
Miles & Alleva played central roles in most of the football program's scandals concerning Title IX coverups, domestic violence, player arrests... but more than that, The Advocate's Andrea Gallo found evidence of the current Kansas head coach's own predatory actions as a man with considerable power, wealth and fame...a married man, too.
Now the questions multiply after Husch Blackwell's evidence (the independent law firm hired by LSU, who's report will be released in a week and a half); it's unbelievable to picture Les Miles allegedly paying off a student intern in exchange for her silence about his creepy behavior, but it's something I've heard randomly for some time as a backstreets rumor....which is why I always sensed something wasn't right during his tenure.
While on one hand there's finally someone being held responsible for the Derrius Guice rape / domestic violence cover-up, perhaps this is the moment the NCAA and public at large realize who's really to blame for what happened at LSU...three main jackasses who didn't give a damn about Louisiana State University: Head Coach Les Miles, Athletic Director Joe Alleva and President F. King Alexander.
So....how can the NCAA punish Louisiana State University retroactively for the alleged actions of three main perpetrators who aren't on payroll anymore?
Well for starters, let's allow the situation to play out and take its course, let the facts come out and dictate what this situation is at its core; but I must say, I feel LSU will be punished to some degree for keeping Tigers football legend Verge Ausberry on staff after he refused to report Drake Davis' confessional texts....however, should they be really skewered for the actions of men who have moved on to other football institutions?
Or should LSU be punished as an example for their silence in the face of victims demanding justice?
F. King Alexander is now the Oregon State president, Les Miles is the well-publicized head coach at Kansas (subject of a bizarre ESPN documentary) and former AD Joe Alleva was working with "donor relations" under new Tigers President Tom Galligan, only being ousted in April 2019....obviously, the NCAA could pursue these individuals rather than harshly punishing a different coaching staff and athletic department....what kind of message will the NCAA try to send here?
Will the NCAA investigation produce enough evidence to punish 2021 LSU for former President F. King Alexander's looney tunes regime?
The findings from the Husch Blackwell report will come out next week, revealing exactly how LSU's athletic department handled their Title IX investigations....including the way the university's former president and athletic director (Alexander & Alleva) treated the Miles allegations, the degree to which Miles' own disgusting acts informed how he judged the allegations of rape & domestic violence against Derrius Guice, as well as looking into how Coach Ed Orgeron's current staff handled allegations against former players Grant Delpit, Jacob Phillips, Drake Davis & Ray Parker.
The truth always comes out... it may get bumpy on our path to a successful / drama-free 2021 season, Tigers fans, but relax...this needs to be done. From what I've seen, Coach Orgeron has nothing to worry about or hide, it's Les Miles who should be sweating under the collar...
LSU and the word rape can't be seen in the same sentence ever again.
- HUSCH BLACKWELL REPORT EXPECTED WITHIN A WEEK
- TAYLOR PORTER'S REPORT (DETAILING LES MILES' MAKING SEXIST COMMENTS & OTHER CREEPY WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR TARGETING WOMEN) IS UNDER A COURT BATTLE FOR RELEASE, WITH A DECISION TO BE REACHED ON MARCH 30TH. MILES' ATTORNEYS ARE CONTENDING IT WOULD VIOLATE MILES' PRIVACY WHILE THE ADVOCATE ARGUES THE REPORT MUST BE MADE PUBLIC DUE TO MILES BEING A PUBLICLY PAID STATE EMPLOYEE AT THE TIME OF THE ALLEGATIONS.
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by LONN PHILLIPS SULLIVAN
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