Tennessee’s associate athletic director called the FBI in November to have them investigate whether harassing calls from Peyton Manning’s accuser constituted a threat, according to Clay Travis of FOX Sports.
Vols associate AD Carmen Tegano has been at the university for 32 years and told Travis that he has been recently harassed by Jamie Naughright, the former Tennessee trainer who once filed a lawsuit against the university for sexual harassment, which included an incident involving Manning.
Tegano described a phone call from Naughright in September 2015 as “rambling, threatening and incoherent.”
“I didn’t know who was on the other line at first because the caller would not identify herself,” Tegano told Travis. “She just kept saying, ‘You know who this is.’ Eventually she said it was her (Jamie Naughright). I can’t recall the last time I had talked to her prior to this call, at least ten years ago. After three or four minutes I hung up on her.”
Tegano claims that it was the first of many calls from Naughright in the fall and the harassment reached the point that he contacted the FBI in Knoxville to investigate whether or not she was a threat to his safety.
While Tegano said he doesn’t know what the FBI investigation found, he told FOX Sports that he wasn’t the only Tennessee staffer to receive phone calls from Naughright during the fall.
Naughright’s accusations against Manning stem from an incident in the Tennessee locker room in 1996, but were cast back into the spotlight when the New York Daily News published a 74-page court document from 2003 on Saturday that alleges defamation by the former Vols quarterback.