That sound you hear is a steady drip.

Every day, something else.

When head football coach Les Miles was the subject of a sexual harassment investigation in 2013 at LSU, the university’s former human resources director says he got a call he has never forgotten.

The call prompted the HR director, A.G. Monaco, to report the harassment allegations against Miles up LSU’s chain of command, including to two former LSU presidents, he said. But he said he saw no action from them, and furthermore, that a copy of the investigation never made it to human resources, in apparent contravention of university policy.

… The episode sheds new light on LSU’s handling of sexual harassment complaints against Miles, at the time a towering figure on campus, as university officials prepare to release a broader review of how LSU has dealt with such episodes over the years. The review, being led by the law firm Husch Blackwell, which was hired by the university, is expected to be made public late next week.

Monaco’s allegations suggest that LSU’s heralded athletic department worked to keep complaints about misconduct — involving both Miles and student-athletes — in-house, rather than freely sharing them with higher-ups on the academic side of campus.

Ummm… when did LSU’s athletic department become “heralded”?  But I digress.

What’s the over/under on the number of stories that drop before the review is made public?

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26 responses to “That sound you hear is a steady drip.

  1. Anon

    Don’t yell at me and say “read the article”. I did. And I don’t see the big deal. Wasn’t everything handled by the book on this? Except for that sleazy lawyer trying to get a grade changed. And I’m skeptical of the “harassment “. I remember uva and Duke lacrosse. And I also journalist are sacks of shit. Throwing brown sacks of shit lit afire on people’s porches and running away

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    • Wasn’t everything handled by the book on this? Except for that sleazy lawyer trying to get a grade changed.

      LOL.

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    • gastr1

      No, it clearly wasn’t handled “by the book,” which is the point of the article. So you read it, but didn’t get it, I guess.

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    • HirsuteDawg

      “a copy of the investigation never made it to human resources, in apparent contravention of university policy.” – Doesn’t sound like “by the book” to me. “For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.”

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    • Derek

      You’re not anonymous. You’re Bennett Brauer. https://youtu.be/AdkkTV3pIa0

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      • Anon

        I’ll save my outage for when the details come out. From reading the the USA Today article linked in the story it reads like the girl was “being hit on” but nothing rising to anything illegal.

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        • Derek

          Illegal and harassment aren’t the same things you know.

          You don’t go to jail for hostile work environment.

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          • Anon

            Like I said. I’ll save my outrage if the details come out of the “hitting on” goings on. This reporter has a hard on for LSU athletics just looking at her timeline. And she will either win a Pulitzer (whatever that’s worth) or she will get so frustrated that she will start making shit up and have to resign in disgrace and go work for Variety magazine

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    • ASEF

      “I remember Duke lacrosse”

      It amazes me when people throw that out, and I ask them, “Really? What do you remember about it?” Turns out, next to nothing. It’s just their blanket cop-out for excusing cover-ups. They can’t name a single person involved or what went wrong or how the legal system resolved the issues.

      Do you remember Baylor? Penn State? Or are those poor fits for this situation?

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

        I remember a miscarriage of justice that occurred because someone with a political axe to grind against people who looked like the Duke Lacrosse players decided to suppress DNA evidence that exonerated them. I remember there was enough holes in the stripper’s story to go with good alibis for players on the team that charges should never have been brought. I remember the lead prosecuting DA was brought up on chargers and permanently disbarred.

        Mostly, I remember that we should’ve remembered what happened there and immediately rejected the ridiculous notion of “believe all accusations made be people with certain immutable characteristics against those with other certain immutable characteristics” when it inexplicably became popular a few years ago.

        Anything else I remember is probably best left unsaid.

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        • ASEF

          A DA put himself in jail through gross misconduct. Before he put himself in jail and before it was obvious he was just making shit up, he ran around assuring everyone the players were guilty and the case was air tight. Which drove the media coverage.

          I’d say it was a unicorn case, except there are plenty of documented cases where it happens with some frequency if the accused are, um, not white. So the unicorn element here was white frat boys being targeted by an out of control state authority. Which is totally wrong no matter who gets targeted.

          But it has zero relevance to the LSU case. None. Nada.

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      • Anon

        You’d have to have been in a coma to not know and remember this case…..or a gullible tool to deny the reality of the case. I’m hoping you were in the former or I’m wasting my time replying to a dimwit

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        • ASEF

          Or you have no idea what the facts were because the power of state authority here is protecting the accused rather than persecuting. Small difference. Like, the complete opposite.

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  2. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    So the question now is, will Les survive at Kansas from what’s coming from this investigation, and will Coach O survive?

    It seems that this was systemic for years, probably decades, and Coach O arrived right at the end, but if he was complicit, there’s no way he can survive, right?

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  3. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    The law firm is Husch Blackwell? They couldn’t get Dewey, Cheatham & Howe?

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  4. akascuba

    Perhaps some are missing the finer point. Handled by the book. Whose book?
    If the book was the university protocol on handling complaints against employees there is a problem. If they used the Urban Myers’s version on how to get away with sleazy shit as a head coach. Sounds like SOP at LSU nothing to see here move along.

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  5. Bulldawg Bill

    And to think we used to cure the Drip with a shot of penicillin!!!

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  6. Dawg in Austin

    3.5

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