Amid the ongoing investigation of an alleged sexual assault involving four Vanderbilt football players, former University of Tennessee quarterback Eric Ainge stepped into the fray with comments regarding the incident on his Wednesday morning radio show.
Ainge, whose self-titled show airs on weekdays from 7 to 11 a.m. on Tennessee Sports Radio out of Knoxville, made unconfirmed allegations about how the incident occurred. He revealed no names in his comments. The City Paper has chosen not to repeat the unsubstantiated allegations.
After making the allegations, Ainge said, “As a father with a daughter, I’d have to walk myself to the local police department and say cuff me and arrest me and let me calm down. Get a shrink in here, get somebody in here, get my wife in here. I don’t know what I’d do.”
The names of the Vanderbilt football players thought to be involved in the incident, which occurred on June 23, have not been disclosed. The university, however, dismissed the players from the football team and placed them on interim suspension from school.
The Sex Crimes Unit of the Metro Nashville Police Department continues to investigate the matter.