UNIV. of TENNESSEE ” HOSTESSES” SPARK NCAA INVESTIGATION OF RECRUITING VIOLATIONS
The Univ. of Tennessee is alleged to have being using up to 100 attractive co-ed hostesses to meet and greet recruits for UT athletic teams. Have the Hostesses crossed the line?
A news report contained the following comments about the conduct of the hostesses:
“Keith Easterwood, a veteran summer basketball coach, said that on a visit last year with his son, a football recruit, he had to ask a hostess to stop brushing her breasts against both him and his son. He recalled saying, “Young lady, if you don’t stop doing that, we’ve got a problem.”
Easterwood said that he took a group of basketball players to a Western Kentucky football game at Tennessee this year, and that the presence of the hostesses had his players “literally reduced to blubbering idiots.”
“I’ve been up there five times, four for football and one basketball visit,” Easterwood said. “My observation is that this is a very organized operation. These girls have obviously been groomed. There’s a lot of eye contact and touching.””