Caperton Humphrey: CFB Kansas paid me $ 50,000 to leave after threats from teammates | Launderer report
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The University of Kansas athletics department paid former full-back Caperton Humphrey nearly $ 50,000 in benefits to sign a non-bashing agreement and quit the program in 2019 after reporting four anonymous defensive players for allegedly threatening violence against him and his family as well as for selling marijuana, according to Jesse Newell of Kansas City Star.
Humphrey’s family seek legal action against former Kansas head coach Les Miles, former athletic director Jeff Long, compliance director David Reed and KU Athletics after Caperton developed anger issues and depression as a result of school actions.
Miles reportedly suggested that Humphrey and the players resolve their dispute through full contact exercises in practice. As the situation continued to worsen, Reed offered Caperton to quit the program as Miles continued to use all four defensive players on the pitch.
“The Miles and Jeff Long swept this under the rug and tried to buy our silence,” said Jamie Humphrey, Caperton’s father. “That’s how they operated when they represented Kansas.”
The deal, in essence, would be this: If Caperton left Lawrence, took online KU courses in West Virginia, and he and his family agreed not to talk about his experiences with the football team, he would continue. to receive his tuition fees and monthly. pay money from spring 2019 until the expected graduation date in May 2020.
Specifically, the document stated that the Humphreys “understand and agree that they will not make or post, directly or indirectly, any negative material comments orally or in writing, on social media or in any other forum” about KU employees and KU Athletics “which could cause an individual to reasonably question the integrity, quality, character, competence or diligence of the University of Kansas, its sports department or its administrators, coaches, professors and / or personal.
The value of Caperton’s total tuition with the offer would be slightly more than the $ 28,431.08 the Humphreys paid in the Spring, Summer and Fall 2017 semesters combined before he benefited. of a scholarship. Allowance checks of around $ 1,289 per month are also said to be $ 18,331.20, according to an email sent to Jamie by KU’s assistant athletic director for student services.
Additionally, KU reimbursed the family 58 cents per mile to bring Humphrey home to his West Virginia while providing allowances for food, lodging, and transportation, as well as agreeing to return his belongings to him since. Lawrence, Kansas.
The deal was signed by Reed, a longtime friend of the Humphreys family, whom an anonymous Big 12 compliance official told Newell as “unusual.”
The full-back lived in an apartment above the four players during his time at Lawrence. As the situation continued to unfold, the Humphreys traveled to Kansas to move Caperton to another apartment when the players broke into the unit, threatening Caperton, his parents and his 15-year-old brother. Jamie Humphrey called 911. The player left before the police arrived.
Humphrey said previous altercations before and during practice escalated when he noticed that the lug nuts on his car’s tire had all been loosened. Although he reported the abuse to Reed and requested a meeting with Miles and his family, the head coach only met with the players, asking both sides to apologize to each other.
“I walked out of that reunion, and I was like, [forget] that, ”Caperton said. “They don’t want to talk to my family. They don’t want to do anything to help me. Why sit in this misery and fear for my life because of something stupid? “
A request for files opened by the Star to retrieve Jamie’s 911 call was refused by Lawrence police because he was “part of the criminal investigation file.” The ministry did not respond when asked by the outlet why no violation report was created after the police responded to the apartment unit.
Miles was fired in March 2021 following an investigation into sexual misconduct while at LSU. Long, who oversaw the hiring of Miles, was fired a day later. Neither of them responded to the Star for comment. KU Athletics and Reed, who is still chief compliance officer, declined to comment.