LSU football coach’s mysterious Cuba trip focused on ‘excellent food,’ philanthropy

LSU Coach Les Miles took a recent trip to Cuba. (David Grunfeld/The Advocate via AP)

Nick Martin  |  The Washington Post  |  April 1, 2016

When it was revealed LSU football coach Les Miles was in Cuba, there were quite a few questions posed. A week after he was spotted in the island country, Miles shed some light on his experience.

Miles was in Cuba on a philanthropic visit last week and spent an afternoon taking in the historic baseball contest between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuba national team. He may well have been the first FBS coach to visit the nation. The Rays won, 4-1, while being cheered on by Miles, President Barack Obama and New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter. His trip was detailed shortly after he was revealed to be in Cuba.

Former Tampa Bay Rays and LSU outfielder Mikie Mahtook was the first to point out Miles’s presence in Cuba March 22.

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