News LSU Tigers coach Ed Orgeron says alleged sexual harassment of woman by ex-RB Derrius Guice 'utterly unacceptable'

by Christopher Smith

Orgeron’s written statement said he was not aware of any specific allegations made against Guice until Scott was asked about them during her testimony. “I was not aware of any specific allegation made against Mr. Guice at the time he was a student at LSU,” Orgeron wrote. “I have never spoken to Ms. Scott directly or indirectly about any alleged incident involving Mr. Guice.” Guice, who is entering his second year as a member of the Washington Redskins, has denied Scott’s allegations but did not answer questions from the committee when asked if he had ever sexually harassed her or been involved in a similar situation with her during his time as an LSU student-athlete. In his written statement, Orgeron said “the information provided by Ms. Scott” did not meet the threshold for him to launch an investigation into Guice’s behavior or take disciplinary action that would include possible expulsion from the school or football team. “The information provided by Ms. Scott is insufficient to support such an investigation,” Orgeron wrote in his statement submitted on Tuesday by email through a representative for the committee’s hearing process. “Furthermore, while Mr .Guice has been accused of misconduct by Ms .Scott , I do not believe that there is sufficient evidence at this juncture to warrant disciplinary action.” Orgeron also noted that he could have taken disciplinary action against Guice but chose not to because it would be unfair to do so after he’d graduated from LSU and left campus before the start of classes in August 2017.“The information provided by Ms .Scott is insufficient to support such an investigation,” Orgeron wrote in his statement submitted on Tuesday by email through a representative for the committee’s hearing process. “Furthermore, while Mr .Guice has been accused of misconduct by Ms .Scott , I do not believe that there is sufficient evidence at this juncture to warrant disciplinary action.”

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