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KU to pay Les Miles settlement of $1.9M following termination, parts ways with AD Jeff Long

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo, Kansas coach Les Miles stands with his team during a...
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo, Kansas coach Les Miles stands with his team during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College in Boston. Kansas plays Baylor this week in Baylor coach Dave Aranda's debut. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)(Michael Dwyer | AP)
Updated: Mar. 10, 2021 at 2:49 PM CST
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas will pay former head football coach Les Miles nearly $2 million in monthly payments following his termination Monday.

KU and Miles settled for $1,991,062.50. Miles had roughly $8 million left on his contract that went through 2023, per the KC Star’s Jesse Newell.

Miles’ termination comes days after sexual harassment allegations surfaced from his time at LSU. The school placed him on administrative leave Friday.

Miles finished 3-18 in two seasons at the helm with the Jayhawks.

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Kansas University Athletic Director Jeff Long did not address the allegations in his statement following the announcement of Miles’ departure on Monday. The athletic department called the decision “mutual.”

“I am extremely disappointed for our university, fans and everyone involved with our football program,” Long’s Monday statement read. “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. We will begin the search for a new head coach immediately with an outside firm to assist in this process. We need to win football games, and that is exactly what we’re going to do,” Long said.

On Wednesday, March 10, Kansas University parted ways with Long, according to media reports.

Long hired Miles to coach KU’s football team in 2018.

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