LSU to strip Derrius Guice’s name from record books, cut ties with longtime law firm after misconduct report

Louisiana State University will bar former star running back Derrius Guice from future involvement with the school’s athletic programs and strip his name from its record books, while also cutting ties with a law firm that helped hide results of an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against former football coach Les Miles.

The moves, first reported Friday by The Advocate in Baton Rouge, are part of LSU’s ongoing response to last month’s Husch Blackwell report, which detailed LSU’s “serious institutional failure” when it came to handling cases of physical and gender violence. Husch Blackwell is the outside law firm LSU hired in November to review its handling of Title IX cases after USA TODAY chronicled systemic failures.

Those included multiple sexual misconduct complaints against Guice, who still holds LSU’s single-game rushing record and is fifth on the school’s career rushing list.

USA TODAY reported in August that LSU was told that two women had accused Guice of sexually assaulting them in 2016. A third woman told USA TODAY in a November story that Guice had taken a partially nude photo of her and shared it without her knowledge or permission, also in 2016.

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