2 University of Tennessee football players added to sexual assault lawsuit

Sweeping lawsuit against UT alleges ‘culture that enables sexual assault by athletes’

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – An attorney representing the plaintiff in a lawsuit against the University of Tennessee said two more football players will be added to the lawsuit.

Attorney David Randolph Smith said the University of Tennessee football players are connected to new Jane Does that will be added this week. Smith did not specify if the players are current or former players.

Six women originally filed the lawsuit after claiming the university created a culture that enables sexual assaults by student athletes. Two women were added to the lawsuit on Monday. Five women say they were raped and one says she was retaliated against after supporting another victim.

Continuing coverage: University of Tennessee sexual assault

The news come after University of Tennessee coaches came together in a show of solidarity to try to put a positive spin on the Tennessee athletics program. The University of Tennessee said they are not commenting on the lawsuit or the press conference.

Reporter Hailey Holloway is investigating and will have the latest information on WATE 6 On Your Side News.


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