The University of Tennessee has been rocked by the recent news form a Title IX lawsuit filed by eight women who alleged to have been sexually assaulted by UT student-athletes.
On it’s own the lawsuit is a serious matter, but enhancing the seriousness are the allegations of former Volunteer football player Drae Bowles. Bowles alleges that he was punched in the face by teammate Curt Maggitt and called a “traitor” by head coach Butch Jones after coming to the aid of an alleged rape victim.
Jones released a statement strongly denying Bowles claims. Today, former UT defensive lineman and captain Marlon Walls came to Jones’ defense on social media and the radio.
Walls called into The Paul Finebaum Show on ESPN Radio to back the Volunteer program and Jones, calling Bowles a liar in the process.
Former UT Captain @MarlonTankWalls says Drae Bowles' story isn't true & "playing time" may have been a motivation pic.twitter.com/fiN2FaEtFS
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) February 25, 2016
Bowles did transfer to UT-Chatanooga, but it’s hard to determine who is telling the truth in this story. Walls also took to Twitter to speak out on the lawsuit.
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