Kenny Miles receives 30-day medical absence from AG job

ashain@thestate.comNovember 8, 2013 


Former USC running back Kenny Miles


— Former University of South Carolina running back Kenny Miles, who was shot Monday, requested and received a 30-day medical absence from his job in S.C Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office, an agency spokesman said.

He will not be paid during his absence from his work as a support clerk, which includes community outreach and youth mentoring, attorney general spokesman Mark Powell said.

The Lawrenceville, Ga.-native has worked for Wilson since August after interning in the attorney general’s office last year.

Miles was shot in the arm Monday, but the Richland County Sheriff’s Department debunked his claim that he was injured by a robber who wanted to take his watch and ring. Miles was found in the doorway of a building in an office park near Irmo.

Authorities have provided no motive or suspects in the shooting of Miles, a well-regarded member of the Gamecocks.

No charges have been filed.

Miles, 23, had been in Palmetto Health Richland. His injuries were not serious, USC team doctors have said.

USC football coach Steve Spurrier called Miles “a model student-athlete” after the shooting but before police revealed Miles was not robbed.

Miles led USC in rushing in 2009 as a redshirt freshman with 626 yards but became a backup with the emergence of Marcus Lattimore, who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers this year.

Miles started the final four games of last season after Lattimore went down with a season-ending leg injury. He finished his USC career with 1,342 yards rushing.

Miles had a tryout with the Washington Redskins this summer.

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