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UT football players benefit from grade changes

Updated: May 7, 2000, 1:00 PM ET
By Tom Farrey | ESPN.com

Last week the faculty senate at the University of Tennessee ordered an investigation into allegations of academic abuse involving football players at the university. It is the latest twist in a story that first came to light last September.

At issue is a report filed by English professor Linda Bensel-Meyers, who analyzed the academic transcripts of 37 football players and two other athletes and found, among other things, that football players often were steered toward easier majors, benefited ...

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