There’s a lot of chatter going on right now about former University of South Carolina running back Kenny Miles …
Here’s what we know. Miles was shot in the arm Monday afternoon by a yet-to-be-identified assailant. He did not want the police to be called. He reportedly changed his story several times after the police were called.
And multiple sources are suggesting the shooting was drug-related.
Those who know Miles best are incredulous at the allegation Miles was shot over a drug deal, though … and there’s something to be said for their perspective seeing as Miles has never been in trouble in the past and has been described as a “model student athlete” as well as a “hard worker” in his nascent professional career.
Also, Miles was vying for a coveted graduate assistant’s position with the Gamecock football program – a possible entrée into a coaching career.
Why would he put himself in such a situation?
“If you know Kenny at all, you know this is all bullshit,” a source who has worked with Miles in the past tells FITS.
“I guarantee you he’s protecting someone,” the source added, noting that Miles works with at-risk youth as part of his job with the S.C. Attorney General’s office. “People need to stop slandering a great guy.”
Sources close to the USC football program agree with that assessment.
“There is no way he’s into anything hard,” one source told us. “Every time I hang out with those guys he is acting like the responsible one when everyone else is getting sh*t-faced. Plus he has a good job, a sweet house in Irmo and he’s trying to coach with Steve Spurrier.”
Sources say Miles may have dabbled in marijuana … but honestly: What’s so bad about that? And when was the last time somebody got shot over a little weed?
So … what happened to Miles? Who shot him? And why?
And if he is trying to protect someone (other than himself) … who is it?
All good questions which are currently lacking answers …
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).