James Franklin Allegedly Called Vanderbilt Rape Victim


Defense attorneys for one of the four former Vanderbilt football players who have been charged with rape has filed a court motion to get the charges dismissed. One of the most controversial points in the motion is that then Head Coach James Franklin who is now at Penn State and former director of performance enhancement Dwight Galt, contacted the victim:

Referring to records, the attorneys said the victim was contacted by Franklin and Galt during a medical examination four days after the rape to explain “that they cared about her because she assisted them with recruiting.”

The motion goes on to say that Franklin organized a meeting with the victim and other recruiting girls. Brandon Vandenburg’s attorney also maintains that evidence has been withheld from him not allowing a proper defense of his client. James Franklin denied comment on the new allegations however, this is a problem for him. His involvement in this case continues to linger and he is going to have to deal with it sooner or later.

One thought on “James Franklin Allegedly Called Vanderbilt Rape Victim

    In light of past scandals at PSU can the University, Fans, Former Players, Current Players and Future players afford to have a head coach that thinks it is OK to contact a victim of a SEX CRIME and approach her about “recruiting fifteen pretty girls” KNOWING that it VIOLATES NCAA rules? What makes this reprehensible is that now when asked about this PSU and Coach Franklin say, “No comment.” Has Penn State learned its lesson? Maybe when the sanctions that follow Franklin from Vanderbilt get applied here at Penn State in addition to what are currently in place Penn State may better understand that character counts and that there should NEVER be a rush to find a new head coach…

Comments are closed.