Former University of South Carolina running back Kenny Miles shot himself in the arm last week, Richland County (S.C.) Sheriff Leon Lott told reporters.
“His gunshot wound was self-inflicted,” Lott said. “He’s been released from the hospital but he’s still under a doctor’s care. Once he’s physically able, we will serve a warrant on him for filing a false police report and he’ll be arrested and charged with that crime.”
Wow … that’s potentially five years in the slammer if Miles is convicted.
Lott says police found the gun that shot Miles – his own handgun – in the trunk of his car.
“We have recovered his gun from the trunk of his car that our ballistics has proved to be the one that shot him in the arm,” Lott said, adding that Miles was now “cooperating” with law enforcement.
Wow … this story keeps getting crazier, doesn’t it?
Miles will be represented by Neal Lourie – brother of S.C. Senator Joel Lourie.
A 23-year-old Lawrenceville, Georgia native, Miles rushed for 1,341 yards and four touchdowns during his career at South Carolina from 2009-12. 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).
UPDATE: Here’s Miles’ statement …