KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is one of nearly a dozen athletes cited in a sexual assault lawsuit filed last week against the University of Tennessee.
The federal lawsuit says the university's policies made female students more vulnerable to sexual assault, claiming the school favored male athletes in its disciplinary process. The lawsuit says the school violated Title IX regulations in how it handled reports of sexual assaults by athletes.
Six unidentified women filed the lawsuit and focuses on five cases that were reported between 2013 and 2015. But incidents dating to 1995 are also referenced.
One part of the lawsuit includes a sexual harassment complaint made by athletic trainer Jamie Naughright involving an incident in a training room in 1996 as she was treating Manning.
Manning was never the subject of a police investigation, but Naughright later sued him in a defamation case. It was settled in 2003.
The New York Daily News released a 74-page document Saturday that Naughright's lawyers had filed on her behalf in 2003 while the defamation lawsuit was still in litigation.AlertMe