The news of a Title IX investigation into the athletic department’s handling of sexual assault cases and allegations broke on February 10. Former Vol and Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning’s case involving a trainer from two decades ago bubbled back to the surface thanks to a New York Daily News report that included the accuser’s affidavit from a 2003 defamation lawsuit. Former Vol and recent graduate Mack Crowder was arrested on felony charges related to a child sex sting. Current Vol and recent junior college transfer Alexis Johnson was arrested and suspended indefinitely following an arrest for aggravated assault and false imprisonment.
… as “February distractions” that the program should be able to shrug off in its quest to win the SEC East.
Well, it’s not like UT doesn’t have plenty of experience doing that.