Report: LSU Ignored Rape, Assault Allegations Against Football Players

Report: LSU Ignored Rape, Assault Allegations Against Football Players


Louisiana State University (LSU) allegedly ignored repeated allegations of sexual assault made against several of its football players over the past four years, USA Today reported. Victims said the university did not protect them, and would not report the incidents.

At least nine football players have had police reports filed for “sexual misconduct and dating violence” since 2016. That same year, Ed Orgeron was promoted to interim head coach, the report noted. LSU won a national championship last season under Orgeron’s leadership.

“We are committed to a culture of safety, equity and accountability for all students and staff. We provide education, training and resources to combat violence, sexual misconduct, and inequality,” Orgeron said in a statement. “When we become aware of accusations, we have an obligation to immediately report every allegation to the University’s Title IX office so that appropriate due process can be implemented.”

USA Today detailed allegations against former wide

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