Curt Maggitt may no longer be on the Tennessee Volunteers’ football team and looking towards the NFL, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be involved with the program in some way. Right now, his name is one of the central pieces in a Title IX lawsuit filed against the school.
He is accused of punching former teammate Drae Bowles in response to him trying to help a young woman who alleged she was raped by football players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams. In the same case, Bowles accused head coach Butch Jones of calling him a traitor.
Maggitt refused to comment in detail on the situation. He spoke with SI’s Andy Staples and said that he has spoken with his lawyer already.
“Because my name was brought up in a lawsuit, I reached out to my lawyer and he’s going to handle everything,” Maggitt said. “I asked him to take care of all this stuff.”
At least one of Maggitt’s teammates have come out against Bowles allegations. Marlon Walls talked about how he believes Maggitt and that he never saw him hit Bowles.
“I can’t tell you if that was his motivation but what I can tell you is there is no way Curt Maggitt hit him in the face,” Walls told Paul Finebaum’s show this week. “There is no way anyone beat him up.”
This situation is certainly going to get a lot more confusing before it gets resolved. It’s going to be something to watch over the next few weeks.
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