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Former South Carolina RB Kenny Miles shot self, lied about it

Dylan Thompson, Kenny Miles AP

Remember that recent report about former South Carolina running back Kenny Miles getting shot in an attempted robbery?

Never mind.

Turns out the wound was self-inflicted and that Miles will be charged with filing a false police report, the Richland County, S.C., Sheriff’s Department revealed at a press conference on Tuesday.

Miles released a statement through his attorney at the press conference:


“Last week I made a big mistake by not being up front about how the shooting occurred. I was not involved in any criminal activity. However, I was scared and worried how my actions would be perceived. I only made matters worse by not telling the truth. I make no excuses for my behavior.

“I would like to apologize to Sheriff Leon Lott and the entire Richland County Sheriff’s Department; my employer, The Office of the Attorney General; my team mates and coaches; The University of South Carolina community; friends, family; fans; and anyone else I’ve disappointed.

“I appreciate the support and prayers of the Gamecock Nation. I want you to know that I do not take your support lightly or for granted. I only hope that you will forgive me and allow me to earn your trust back over time.”

Miles rushed for 1,341 yards and four touchdowns during his career at South Carolina. He led the Gamecocks as a true freshman in 2009 with 626 yards before backing up Marcus Lattimore the rest of his career.

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14 Responses to “Former South Carolina RB Kenny Miles shot self, lied about it”
  1. irishdodger says: Nov 12, 2013 11:04 PM

    So did he accidentally shoot himself and feel embarrassed or did he knowingly shoot himself for attention?

  2. longtallsam says: Nov 12, 2013 11:52 PM

    Su pposedly, it was an accident, but who really knows!

  3. jrs45 says: Nov 13, 2013 1:06 AM

    What a cock!

  4. spacemaker101 says: Nov 13, 2013 1:39 AM

    Jrs45- what a good joke.. Haven’t heard that one before.

  5. classyjacklambert says: Nov 13, 2013 6:37 AM

    Um…. wtf Kenny Miles?

  6. waynefontes says: Nov 13, 2013 6:50 AM

    jrs45 says:
    Nov 13, 2013 1:06 AM
    What a cock!

    I’m not sure which is more pathetic, your lame joke or Ohio State’s lame record against the SEC in bowls.

    Your joke was a bomb, but not as bad as Ohio State’s record in bowls against the SEC.

    That’s ok, little troll – you always post on anything SEC related because you can’t beat the SEC. Might as well troll. But try better next time.

    In honor of your dumb posts – Big 10! Big 10!

  7. waynefontes says: Nov 13, 2013 7:03 AM

    After reading your last post about the coaches in Ohio, it turns that you do have a good sense of humor. Cock jokes are lame, but then again I grew up hearing lots of them (I’m not a USC homer, but I did grow up in Charleston).

    And yes, Wayne Fontes was a terrible coach.

    So much like BrownsTown, you can use humor effectively. I enjoy the posts, even when a dumb Southerner like myself is able to figure out those big words.

    That’s the beauty of college football. The NFL has nothing on college football when it comes to true passion.

    SEC! SEC! Big 10! Big 10! Big South! Big South!

  8. dmvtransplant says: Nov 13, 2013 8:35 AM

    @ waynefontes

    I’m no Ohio State fan, but from what I remember the Buckeyes won a Sugar Bowl over an SEC team not long ago. I want to say Ole Miss or Arkansas possible?

  9. irishdodger says: Nov 13, 2013 10:09 AM

    tOSU beat Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl but I believe they had to remove that win as a result of the tattoo scandal.

  10. paulhargis53 says: Nov 13, 2013 10:23 AM

    Where’s gamecocker with his condemnation of this guy?

    The hypocrite certainly doesn’t have a problem deriding other schools players, but when it comes to Redneck U. , he’s nowhere to be found.

    Some people need to be slapped in the head, with a chair, repeatedly.

  11. imaduffer says: Nov 13, 2013 12:06 PM

    If he only would of apologized to the Motion Picture Academy his statement would have been flawless. But the music must of started playing so he had to stop.

  12. onlyoneleft says: Nov 13, 2013 12:14 PM

    Slurrier just hired Miles. Miles is supposed to give the Dirtpecker offense a shot in the arm.

  13. raysfan1 says: Nov 13, 2013 12:52 PM

    Wow. while I still wish him well, he’s just earned himself a whole bunch of derision.

  14. jbaxt says: Nov 13, 2013 4:01 PM

    So he makes an excuse before saying there’s no excuse? Got it…

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