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Kansas fires athletics director Jeff Long two days after parting ways with Les Miles amid LSU scandal


The University of Kansas fired athletics director Jeff Long on Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the matter told USA TODAY Sports.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the school had not made an official announcement.

The move comes less than 48 hours after the school parted ways with football coach Les Miles in the wake of damaging investigative reports detailing sexual misconduct allegations against him while he was at Louisiana State University.

Long had hired Miles shortly after arriving at Kansas in 2018, leaning on a long personal relationship they had going back to the 1980s when they both worked at Michigan.

Former Kansas athletic director Jeff Long shown in July 2018.

But after LSU released two reports last week detailing the 2013 investigation of Miles, the amount of due diligence Long had done on Miles was called into question.

LSU “chronicled significant alleged misconduct” by Miles from 2009 on, according to a report released Friday by Husch Blackwell, an outside law firm the school hired to review its handling of sexual misconduct cases. That included Miles’ attempts to sexualize the staff of students working for the LSU football team in 2012, allegedly demanding he wanted “blondes with big boobs” and “pretty girls.”


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