Dave Hart is the Athletic Director of Tennessee. He stood for the football coach and supported the coach on Thursday. He told that the sports department does not restrict disciplinary process of the school. A lawsuit was filed against athletes for sexual assault complaints. After two weeks of filing, Dave Hart clearly told the reporters that he trusts his coach.
Hart told that he trusted Butch Jones discreetly. He added that he know his work ethics and what kind of person he is. Butch Jones has done several good things for the university and has signified the university in better ways. Hart told that Butch Hones performed beyond the expectations of the University, and he is the one who developed the athletic department in the University.
There was a complaint filed against Jones on Wednesday. It was stated the Drae Bowles have assisted a woman. Drae Bowls is a Tennessee football player. The woman had been raped by two players, and the teammates have attacked her later time. It was said that Jones had betrayed the team.
When enquired with Jones. Jones told that he helped Drae Bowls and did not know much after that. Hart added that he could not mention the name of the victims and he feels sorry for the rape case. He shared his sympathy and empathy for affected victims and other sexual victims across the country.
Sexual assault has become common these days. It is now seen in the majority of sports and other cultural fields. It is the reason women feel hard to succeed in the sports category. Hart told that he was not the jury and judge. It is the responsibility of the officials to investigate and find the real person. He told that is not his role to find the person. He does not engage in investigations.
In Nashville, a lawsuit was filed on February 09, 2016 regarding the sexual assault issue. When Hart was speaking to the media, almost around twenty students joined for protest. The students were carrying signs. The message in the sign was ‘Stop UT Race Culture’. They recited ‘Vote for Jane.’ In the complaint, it has stated that Bowles was suffering from the bloody lip. It was said that Curt Maggitt- his teammate had stamped him in his mouth the previous day. Marlin Lane and Geraldo Orta his other teammates have comforted him the following day.
Bowles had informed to Jones that he has been punched by Curt Maggitt. Jones has told that he feels disappointed about the issue. He added that the receiver had ditched the team. It was stated that Jones had spoken to Bowles for several hours to say sorry for his comments.
Hart said in the press meet that he feels concerned on a deep note.
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