Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart listens to questions during a press conference at University of Tennessee's Ray & Lucy Hand Digital Studio in Knoxville, Tenn., last Thursday. Hart stood by his embattled football coach during the news conference Thursday at the university, two weeks after a federal lawsuit was filed Feb. 9 in Nashville alleging that Tennessee mishandles assault complaints against athletes.
Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart listens to questions during a press conference at University of Tennessee's Ray & Lucy Hand Digital Studio in Knoxville, Tenn., last Thursday. Hart stood by his embattled football coach during the news conference Thursday at the university, two weeks after a federal lawsuit was filed Feb. 9 in Nashville alleging that Tennessee mishandles assault complaints against athletes. Adam Lau Adam Lau/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP
Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart listens to questions during a press conference at University of Tennessee's Ray & Lucy Hand Digital Studio in Knoxville, Tenn., last Thursday. Hart stood by his embattled football coach during the news conference Thursday at the university, two weeks after a federal lawsuit was filed Feb. 9 in Nashville alleging that Tennessee mishandles assault complaints against athletes. Adam Lau Adam Lau/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP

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