While James Franklin is moving forward in his career as the new head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions, something from his Vanderbilt past has apparently crept up to haunt his as, according to a report from the Tennessean, Franklin was in contact with the victim from the rape case his players were involved in while he was in charge of the Commodores.
The filing also includes a new allegation about interactions between the alleged victim and former head football coach James Franklin and former director of performance enhancement Dwight Galt — both now at Penn State University.
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.”
It went on to say that at some point, “Coach Franklin called her in for a private meeting and told her he wanted her to get fifteen pretty girls together and form a team to assist with the recruiting even though he knew it was against the rules. He added that all the other colleges did it.”
This report stems from the rape case that was brought to light prior to last season in which four Vanderbilt football players were charged with the crime and former wide receiver Chris Boyd has already pleaded guilty to covering up the alleged act in return for his testimony against his former teammates.