Report: Former UT Vol resigns from position, claims 'bullying & abuse' from Coach Jones
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —
The Knoxville News-Sentinel newspaper is reporting that Antone Davis, the Volunteer for Life coordinator at the University of Tennessee, announced on Friday that he is resigning, claiming "constant intimidation, bullying and mental abuse" from Vol head coach Butch Jones.
Davis resigned on Tuesday.
School officials said Wednesday that Davis was stepping down "to pursue personal business opportunities."
Davis had been Tennessee's Vol For Life coordinator since August 2012, a role that involved aiding the personal growth of student-athletes through life skills, career development, community service and other factors. His resignation takes effect Nov. 15.
The paper reported that Davis also wrote in the email to Currie that working for Jones was “one of the worst work experiences I have ever had.’’
Athletic director John Currie said in a statement that "we appreciate Antone's work for the University of Tennessee and out football program."
Davis played for Tennessee from 1987-90 and was the eighth overall pick in the 1991 NFL draft. He played in the NFL from 1991-97 with the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons.