LSU football coach Ed Orgeron said in a written statement submitted to a Louisiana state Senate committee on Tuesday that he considered former running back Derrius Guice's alleged sexual harassment of Gloria Scott in 2017 "utterly unacceptable" but denied ever speaking to Scott directly about the matter.

Orgeron's statement contradicts some of what Scott told the committee on March 26 when she recalled how she was working as a security worker at the Superdome in New Orleans in December 2017 when Guice, then an LSU running back, approached her and told her in front of his friends that "I like having sex with older women like you" and "I want your body."

Orgeron submitted his written statement after a request from the Louisiana Senate Select Committee on Women & Children to respond to the allegations made by Scott.