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LSU Athletics administrator alleges more racism, sexism in department, USA TODAY reports

BY: - April 6, 2021

LSU Athletics officials harassed Sharon Lewis, the school’s associate director of football recruiting, when she complained about racist and sexist behavior, particularly behavior coming from former LSU football Coach Les Miles, according to reporting from the USA TODAY newspaper. Attorneys for Lewis said they plan to file a federal Title IX lawsuit, a state whistleblower […]

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Women lawmakers tell LSU they want tougher punishments over sexual misconduct

BY: - March 10, 2021

Women lawmakers in the Louisiana Legislature asked LSU President Tom Galligan Wednesday to punish two athletics administrators, Verge Ausberry and Miriam Segar, more severely after they failed to report sexual misconduct and domestic violence to the appropriate authorities. Some lawmakers, after hearing from victims of sexual misconduct and domestic violence at the hands of LSU […]

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LSU official who didn’t report domestic violence confession resigns from presidential search committee

BY: - December 17, 2020

An LSU athletic administrator who failed to report a football player’s confession of domestic violence to the police or university authorities has voluntarily stepped down from the search committee for LSU’s new president after media organizations raised questions about his role in picking the university’s next leader. His decision came about 30 minutes after he […]

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LSU official who didn’t report domestic violence confession remains on presidential search committee

BY: - December 17, 2020

Update: LSU officials say the athletic administrator mentioned in this story, Verge Ausberry, stepped down from the search committee for LSU’s next president on Thursday afternoon after the story was published. Ausberry attended a virtual meeting of the search committee about 30 minutes before resigning from the group. LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard said Ausberry made […]