University of Kansas football coach Les Miles will be leaving school days after a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him during his time at LSU were revealed in an internal investigation report.
Kansas announced the departure of the coach in a press release On Monday, stating that the university and Miles “They have mutually agreed to separate with immediate effect.”
“I am extremely disappointed in our college, the fans and everyone involved with our soccer program,” Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said in a statement.
“There is a lot of young talent on this soccer team and I have no doubt that we will identify the right person to lead this program,” Long added.
“We need to win soccer games and that is exactly what we are going to do,” he added.
Miles said that “it was certainly a difficult day for me and my family.”
“I love this university and the youth in our soccer program,” he continued in a statement. “I’ve really enjoyed being the head coach of KU and I know he’s in a better place now than when I arrived.”
“For our student-athletes, I want them to remember that they came to play for KU and get a title here,” added Miles. “So, I implore you to stay and build on what we started and do all the things that we talked about together. There is a bright future for all of you and for KU Football. “
Last Thursday, LSU released a 148 page review detailing alleged cases of Miles texting female students, leading them to their empty condo and making them uncomfortable.
The report noted that a student alleged that Miles kissed her on one occasion and suggested they go to a hotel room together.
Kansas later that day put Miles on administrative leave, announcing at the time that it would conduct a review of the allegations.
According to The Associated Press, Miles has three years left on his initial five-year contract, which pays him $ 2,775 million annually through December 2023. The contract also includes various bonuses, including a retention bonus of $ 675,000 from last November, AP reported.