Dr. Jamie Naughright, the former Tennessee athletic trainer who accused Peyton Manning of sexually assaulting her in 1996, called a sexual assault crisis hotline on the night of the alleged incident, ESPN’s T.J. Quinn reports.
ESPN published a copy of the form filled out filled out by the crisis center, in which Naughright describes the alleged assailant as a “very well-known public figure—an athlete at UT.”
Another document Naughright signed in 1996 did not accuse Manning of making physical contact with her, as she alleged in a 2002 court filing. The discrepancy led some to attack her credibility.
According to the notes taken by the hotline worker, Naughright said she did not want to discuss the details of the incident because she “feared for her job, worried and feared for her life.”
Manning’s 2003 affidavit in the case was published last week, in which Manning reiterates that merely exposed his backside to another athlete. Naughright alleged in her 2002 defamation suit against Manning that he “forcefully maneuvered his naked testicles and rectum directly” onto her face. According to Naughright, Manning “smirked” and “laughed” about it.
- Dan Gartland