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James “Lion Face” Franklin can’t be happy this is out

Former Vandy head coach James Franklin can’t be thrilled with The Tennessean’s new report from the Vanderbilt rape case. It includes all kinds of new nuggets from the defense’s 24-page filing, including tons of destroyed evidence and contact between Franklin and 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.”

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 is the last thing Penn State needs right now.

[The Tennessean]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

30 Comments for James “Lion Face” Franklin can’t be happy this is out



  1. Plainclothes Man
    7:32 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    i can’t imagine franklin getting fired before his first game but wow, this does not look good.



  2. Catgrad7072
    7:33 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Looks like he left town just in the nick of time..



  3. Top cat
    7:40 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Looser deluxe

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  5. KMan24
    7:50 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Bring him down! He’s such a jagoff (cal’s term). Penn St. Fans deserve it.



  6. Blue Hair
    7:51 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    This just doesn’t happen for athletes. In a visit for grad school a tour was conducted by 3 of the prettiest southern bells you could find.



    • vugradstudent
      8:11 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

      This sure didn’t happen for my program.



    • Utgradstudent
      9:00 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

      My visit to Vandy also didn’t have that. Which partially explains the ut in my username!



  7. James Pimp Nasty Franklin
    7:54 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Thank you Donald Sterling!!!



  8. E3
    7:54 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Common practice, i thought. My niece was a “vol girl” who escorted recruits around the campus. Yes, a traitor.



    • The truth
      8:11 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Um yea, your niece was doing a lot more than giving tour guides. Common knowledge that the girls party with the recruits as well.



  9. uk22
    7:59 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    That’s horrible



  10. Beatle Bum
    8:04 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I know UL had girls escort players and meet players on campus during tours under Strong.



  11. Scott79
    8:20 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    No place in any sport for this crap!! Let’s see where “the new” Penn State morals are with this coming out. If he indeed destroyed evidence after a girl was raped he should receive stiff penalties!



    • Shawn
      8:53 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

      By stiff do you mean Jerry Sandusky?



  12. KyGoose
    8:48 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    If he destroyed evidence in a rape case he should be looking at an indictment.



  13. Shawn
    8:51 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    From pedophile to pimp. At least they are heading In the right direction.



  14. Bobbum man
    9:05 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Can’t believe people actually seem suprised by this I though this was common knowledge. Obviously the destroying evidence is a whole other thing, but as for having the girls help with recruiting, yeah, I’d say that’s pretty much anywhere



  15. Kevin C.
    9:30 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    At least he didn’t ask for 15 little boys…



  16. Ben
    9:33 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    This is clearly bogus because there aren’t 15 pretty girls at Vandy, unless she was also recruiting effeminate dudes.



    • Buster Bluth
      9:58 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

      They brought some ladies over from Belmont.



    • Ben
      10:54 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

      There are “ladies” at Belmont!??!



  17. Penn state and lion face: the saga of a perfect marriage
    10:48 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    What. A. DUMBASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Unless penn “Rape” state wants to take another big shiner on the face. They better drop him like the hot sack of shit he is.



  18. True
    11:11 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    It happens everywhere. I actually know 4 girls at UK that are there for those specific reasons. One is my ex….. Ha



  19. Do whut?
    1:07 am April 30, 2014 Permalink

    It’s a disgusting practice but I don’t think it’s against the rules. I’m sure we do it too but that makes it no less repugnant.



  20. JC0AD
    6:34 am April 30, 2014 Permalink

    Senseless accusation by one side with no proof.



  21. Oversensitivity Much?
    8:35 am April 30, 2014 Permalink

    It’s a “disgusting practice” to have pretty girls show players around campus? Really? Assuming they weren’t handing out “freebees” but were just tour guides, you people are crazy. Do you dress up for an interview? Why? Do you make certain your work product is neat and orderly? Why? Is there a line down Nicholasville Road at Jeff’s car wash every Saturday? Are these instances of “putting your best foot forward” repugnant? or disgusting? We are way too judgmental and hypocritical in this country right now. Pretty girls serving as tour guides (without more) is perfectly acceptable. Give me a break. Society has always used beauty to sell because humans are attracted to beauty. Why worry about facilities, weight rooms, mailers with prospects names in headlines . . . all tawdry, right?



    • stubbs
      10:18 am April 30, 2014 Permalink

      The insinuation and widespread assumption is that these girls are often not “just tour guides”.

      The practice is reportedly widespread. You can Google “college football hostess” for some relevant articles.



  22. JayOne
    9:33 am April 30, 2014 Permalink

    James Franklin was born to coach at Penn State.



  23. DerbyDemon
    10:23 am April 30, 2014 Permalink

    The only thing I remember about Franklin was him going for the late touchdown last season against UK after the game had long been decided. If he tampered (or destroyed) evidence from this case, he should be tried. God, Pen State; didn’t you learn ANYTHING from the Sandusky fiasco?