LSU hires firm to review its Title IX policies amid sexual misconduct allegations 

    LSU football coach Ed Orgeron said Monday he will continue “to take appropriate action” concerning sexual misconduct accusations versus his football players in reaction to a comprehensive USA Today report that details LSU officials not doing that for years, The Daily Advertiser reports. 

    The story published Monday states that former LSU football players Derrius Guice, Drake Davis and seven others under Orgeron have been reported to police for sexual misconduct and dating violence, according to records, since Orgeron took over as interim head coach in 2016.

    Later Monday afternoon, LSU interim president Tom Galligan announced that LSU has hired the Husch Blackwell law firm of Kansas City, Mo., to conduct an independent, comprehensive review of LSU’s Title IX policies and procedures by spring.

    Galligan, who is an attorney and former dean of LSU’s law school, called the firm “renowned” with “deep expertise in higher education,” and said it was hired “to help us improve” in the areas pointed out by the story. Read the full story.