“The university is confident the truth will come out…”

“In the situations identified in the lawsuit filed today; the University acted lawfully and in good faith, and we expect a court to agree.” — University of Tennessee legal counsel Bill Ramsey, 2/24/16

Not so fast, friend.

A sweeping sexual assault lawsuit against the University of Tennessee will proceed, after a federal judge denied a motion by attorneys for the university to dismiss the case.

Out of a number of requests for dismissal by university lawyers, U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger granted one.

As you might recall from March, Judge Trauger isn’t finding Bill’s arguments convincing.  And remembering what I posted when the suit was originally filed…

I don’t see how Tennessee has any choice but to fight this hard, given the way people all the way up the chain of command are named.  In any event, it sure looks like all the rumors about misbehaving Vol players being coddled by the administration going all the way back to the Fulmer era are coming home to roost.  Ugly.

… I stand by that last word there.  Either UT had better be prepared to write a large settlement check, or it had better be polishing up its PR skills when unflattering info comes leaking out of deposition testimony.  Either way, I imagine Bill Ramsey isn’t feeling so confident today.  That may go for Booch, as well.


UPDATE:  Oh, my.


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, See You In Court

18 responses to ““The university is confident the truth will come out…”

  1. Scott

    “Tennessee suggested plaintiffs’ claims it was indifferent to athlete misconduct may violate Title VI since FB & BB teams are heavily black.”

    Welp. You certainly can’t question their cojones after throwing that particularly noxious bit of BS out in front of the judge.


  2. Comin' Down The Track

    Holy crap. Ugly indeed. Looks like the judge is quite prepared to get down and dirty, too.


  3. Herschel Krustofski

    Looks like Tennessee and Peyton/Archie Manning won’t be able to buy and bully their way out of this one.


  4. Dog in Fla


  5. Cojones

    You mean…you mean they loose BOTH ways on Title VI?


  6. Scorpio Jones, III

    If only a portion of the plaintiffs’ allegations are true, one certainly could not say UT had a lack of institutional control. :d


  7. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    UT probably wishes they were less confident that the truth will come out.



    Meanwhile we arrest folks for felonies for BB Guns….what a joke.