Saturday, October 18, 2003

Big Trouble in Vol Land

Nothing new here, just more allegations that Tennessee cheats, this time its Head Coach Phil Fulmer doing the cheating...

From Fulmer has week off ... from games:

"The meeting reportedly took place in the suburban Memphis law office of Phillip Shanks.

A deposition was taken there Monday from a private investigator who apparently interviewed former University of Tennessee football player-turned sports agent Tim McGee or someone who worked for him. The investigator alleged that former Volunteer players received improper payments and lines of credit during their playing careers.

The alleged players are tailback Travis Henry, defensive lineman John Henderson and offensive lineman Fred Weary.
This bombshell was dropped Thursday on the Finebaum radio show. The report was given by attorney Tommy Gallion, who represents former Alabama coaches Ronnie Cottrell and Ivy Williams in their attempt to get their good names back in the wake of the Crimson Tide's NCAA probation.

The most startling allegation was that Vols head coach Phillip Fulmer was involved in arranging a $50,000 line of credit for Henderson. Fulmer has since denied the violation, telling the Knoxville News-Sentinel he might sue Gallion.

The most interesting thing now? Wait to see if the NCAA investigates the claims. "