SJ - July 13, 2021
Kansas Football is back in the news, after cutting ties with Les Miles and his issues at LSU. The latest comes from a former player, Caperton Humphrey, who says he was offered $50k to remain silent about harassment from his teammates.
Humphrey also claims to have filed several complaints and had those complaints fall on deaf ears. Those who ignored them include head coach Les Miles.
From The Kansas City Star:
The final resolution: KU’s athletic department agreeing to pay him more than $50,000 in benefits to go home after he reported threats and harassment from teammates.
“They bought him off. That’s what they did,” Jamie Humphrey told The Star. “They bought him off to keep his mouth shut.”
The Humphrey family says they explored other options before the matter escalated to this.
After Caperton Humphrey said he had an argument with a pair of teammates — and the next day discovered someone had loosened the lug nuts on one of his tires — he filed a police report. When that same feud led to arguments before workouts in the locker room, Jamie Humphrey reported that to a lifelong friend in KU’s compliance office and also told him the players were selling drugs. The information was eventually funneled to football coach Les Miles who, according to Caperton Humphrey, told the players to watch themselves.
Finally, after yet another altercation in practice, Humphrey told The Star, tensions rose highest at his apartment that night.
Rarely does a poorly run program yield positive results. Kansas is no exception.
They're a shitshow during the week and that's what is on full display on Saturdays.
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