The University of Kansas said Monday that it had “agreed to part ways” with its football coach, Les Miles, after the release of a 2013 report that detailed accusations that Miles had sexually harassed female student workers when he was at Louisiana State University.
Kansas had refrained from offering public support for Miles after the report emerged through litigation last Thursday. But the publication on Friday of the findings of a new investigation, one that examined the broader culture of L.S.U. around matters of sexual misconduct, placed his future at Kansas into even greater doubt.
Kansas said Friday night that Miles had been put on administrative leave, and on Monday night, the university announced that Miles’s tenure, which began with his hiring in November 2018, had ended.
“I am extremely disappointed for our university, fans and everyone involved with our football program,” Jeff Long, the athletic director, said in a statement. “There is a lot of young talent on this football team, and I have no doubt we will identify the right individual to lead this program.”
In a statement released by the university, Miles said it was “certainly a difficult day for me and for my family.” He did not address his history at L.S.U.
But Miles’s lawyer has denied the coach acted improperly and said that he had “learned an unfortunate lesson eight years ago: His naturally open and trusting nature exposes him to false claims by people with a different agenda than…