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Kenny Miles: The Latest

Former University of South Carolina running back Kenny Miles was not shot in a robbery, Richland County, S.C. Sheriff Leon Lott announced Tuesday. To be clear: Miles was shot (and hospitalized), but the soft tissue wound in his forearm was not sustained during a robbery – as numerous media outlets reported. So…

Former University of South Carolina running back Kenny Miles was not shot in a robbery, Richland County, S.C. Sheriff Leon Lott announced Tuesday.

To be clear: Miles was shot (and hospitalized), but the soft tissue wound in his forearm was not sustained during a robbery – as numerous media outlets reported.

So what the hell really happened?

Lott had very little else to say about the case – except that he was pissed off.

“I will tell you this I am not real happy with the resources and the time we spent on this case chasing false leads,” Lott said. “It wasted a lot of manpower.”

Hmmmm ….

Yesterday, FITS quoted a source familiar with the incident as saying “drugs were involved.”

That report has now been seconded by SportsTalk SC – the outlet which first broke the story of the Miles’ shooting.

“I can tell you 100 percent drugs were involved,” a source told the outlet.

SportsTalk SC added in its report that Miles “changed his story at least three times” after Richland County deputies arrived on the scene.

A 23-year-old Lawrenceville, Georgia native, Miles rushed for 1,341 yards and four touchdowns during his career at South Carolina. He also had 416 receiving yards and caught one touchdown pass.

Miles’ biggest game for South Carolina came in 2009 when he ran for 114 yards on just 17 carries against Clemson – leading the Gamecocks to a 34-17 win (the first of four consecutive victories in this rivalry series for head coach Steve Spurrier’s team).

He also scored a pair of touchdowns against Nebraska in the 2012 Capital One Bowl.

Spurrier has described Miles as a “model student athlete.”

After graduating with a degree in criminal justice, Miles took a job in the S.C. Attorney General’s office. His coworkers there describe him as a hard worker and a “good guy.”

S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson did not immediately have a statement on the latest revelations related to the Miles’ saga.

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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57 comments

Catherine November 5, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Let’s see, shot in a parking lot….gives false police report. I’m with you FITS…..Hmmmmm……. Whatever was he doing? Hmmmm……

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shifty henry November 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Could he possibly have been trying to log in to Fitsnews? Just askin’…..

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LowcountryGmCock November 5, 2013 at 1:10 pm

107.5 the game reporting it’s more of a domestic issue…..maybe he was shot by a lady and didn’t want to admit it?

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CorruptionInColumbia November 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Was he trying to CSC her? What was in the hand at the end of that foresk, er, arm that he was shot in?

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shifty henry November 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Ya’ know, you may just have nailed it. He might have been holding his “thang” and the “soft tissue” was his testicles — that would be damn embarrassing! —– OUCH!!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Maybe it was a dude.

Does 9″ have an alibi? :)

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wes November 5, 2013 at 7:04 pm

9″ was filling me up at the time

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monsterc0ck November 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Well, now we sit back and wait for BM2231, since they “know the real story”… Personally, I knew something was rotten in Denmark as soon as this came out. As much as you want to believe he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, with stories like these, there is ALWAYS more than meets the eye…

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Jackie Chiles November 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Something is always rotten in Denmark though.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm

It’s the DANES, I tell ya! The friggen Danes.

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Guest November 5, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Jackie be talkin bout da 1 n Bamberg County

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venomachine November 6, 2013 at 8:09 am

Nowhere near as treacherous as those filthy Swedes.

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Scooter November 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Only the dumbest Coot fan would believe his story. His ass should be arrested for lying to the police

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Vanguard16 November 5, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Someone should look into his “clerk” job at Alan Wilson’s Office. I’d bet that’s a made up job for a former USuCk athlete.

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Jackie Chiles November 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I see what you did there by misspelling USC. Clever!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm

You can’t spell “suck” without USC.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Like my high school football coach always told us, “there is no “I” in scrotum.”

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Jackie Chiles November 5, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Well actually “suc” but why would a Clemson fan care about the order of letters in words?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm

“You can’t spell “Citrus” [Bowl] without UT.”
— Steve O. Spurrier

Peter O. November 5, 2013 at 5:38 pm

You also can’t spell it without CU.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Leave the Buffaloes out of this, Hoss.

Frank Howard November 5, 2013 at 10:13 pm

I see what you did there, TBG.

The Colonel November 6, 2013 at 10:26 am

You can’t spell success without USC either.

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bobby wright November 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm

cant spell EXCUSES without CU

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shifty henry November 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm

A father was discussing his daughter. “She goes to Clemson University. She could have gone to the University of South Carolina, but it’s one more letter she would have to remember.”

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Torch November 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Must not do drug testing at the Atty General’s office.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 6, 2013 at 7:20 am

Totally depends on your definition of “drug testing.”

“Hey…that’s some good shit.”

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Duh Huh November 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm

When he asked the police not be called in the store he went into seeking help, you know it was something shady.

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Lewis November 5, 2013 at 1:59 pm

It’s because he was working for a Republican.

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clemson sucks November 6, 2013 at 3:16 pm

What ever to sammy be smokin that pot watkins

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Scooter November 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Sammy is getting it done. Will be @1 receiver drafted. He won’t have to sell pot.

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CNSYD November 5, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Good picture of OL holding a DL.

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Who won? November 5, 2013 at 2:18 pm

yeah, they copied how Clemson offensive linemen have to block Clowney on EVERY play, and then he still got 4.5 sacks that day, while this one had nothing to do with the outcome of the game as the Gamecocks still beat ass with or with out it. Is you making excuses?

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Willy Brice November 5, 2013 at 2:42 pm

What a extremely small world you live in.

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Who won? November 5, 2013 at 6:47 pm

So you are trying to pick on my “small world” because of a post on a blog site, by writing a post yourself? Wouldn’t that say the same about you? Walked into that didn’t you? I guess you are that small fish in your big pond then huh tiny?

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Original Good Old Boy November 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Good picture of our backup QB handing off to our backup RB for another big gain against the Tigers.

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jimlewisowb November 5, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Looks like a great case for the Sheriff to assign to Deputy Shorty

Word is he has a natural nose for sniffing drugs

Oops forgot to type in out

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Smirks November 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Word is out he has a natural nose for sniffing drugs

There ya go.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 5, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Damn, TBG wishes DISQUS would allow multiple “Up” votes.
Well done, Smirks!

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venomachine November 6, 2013 at 8:09 am

I don’t like cocaine, but I like the smell.

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Jackie Chiles November 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Seems like a Drug deal gone bad.

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bosoxking November 5, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Great, now we have ex-gamecocks involved in terrorizing Columbia along with the thugs in five points.

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Original Good Old Boy November 5, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Doesn’t sound like Kenny shot anyone.

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bosoxking November 5, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Doesn’t sound like an innocent victim.
Sounds like he’s part of the problem.

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Original Good Old Boy November 5, 2013 at 5:42 pm

If he was buying weed, for example, that’s not exactly “terrorizing Columbia.”

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Smirks November 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm

So what the hell happened then? And how was he in critical condition if it was just a soft tissue wound in his arm?

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Just wundering November 5, 2013 at 5:32 pm

“South Carolina team physician Dr. Jeffrey Guy said Miles was shot in the forearm and sustained a soft tissue injury” Why is USC Team physician treating him does Spurrier have plans for him?

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shifty henry November 5, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Ya’ know, you may just have nailed it. He might have been holding his “thang” and the “soft tissue” was his testicles — that would be damn embarrassing! —– OUCH!!

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Jilted1 November 5, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Fits

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 6, 2013 at 11:10 am

Little tight in the waist, though.

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Jilted1 November 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Fits was sitting on a story last year regarding high profile USC athletes selling drugs and never released it. Why not??

It didn’t take a rocket scientist to know this was drug-related deal yesterday. When I saw how car was parked that was the first thing I said.

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CNSYD November 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I can not believe you would accuse Sic Willie of distorting news! You actually think he would do such a thing?

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shifty henry November 5, 2013 at 8:30 pm

The outrage expressed by Lott is………endearing!

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Guest November 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Maybe he shot himself, you know, cleaning the gun..

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inside scoop November 6, 2013 at 7:32 am

Domestic issue: Maybe she didn’t shoot him but a he(husband) shot Kenny over her (wife)…

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venomachine November 6, 2013 at 8:08 am

I wonder if the damage to the front of that Taurus is related to what occurred. I bet it is.

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One Eye On Reality November 6, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I knew something was amiss when there hadn’t been a Gamecock player arrested for something in a while…a. He doesn’t want the police called. b. He tells this yarn about how someone wanted his “watch,” but he was only shot in the arm. c. The Sheriff comes out and says simply that is not the case. If I am honest with myself and the good readers of this fine blog, before I knew it was a robbery gone wrong, I thought “sounds about right…” but now, with the disgust that Leon had in his face, I know I would like to play poker against him. He couldn’t hide it. That story has more holes than my drawers from 1964.

Lock him up. Tell Uncle Alan he will be a little late for work tomorrow.

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