UT QB claims he got death threats

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - University of Tennessee quarterback Jonathan Crompton says he received death threats during the 2008 football season.

The quarterback told the Knoxville News Sentinel he had "a couple" death threats by e-mail when the Tennessee Volunteers were struggling. The team finished 5-7 last season.

Crompton says he never told his parents or school officials about the threats. Crompton says he also got prank phone calls on his cell phone after the number made it to the Internet.

Crompton graduated in May and is working on his master's degree. He's competing for the starting job this fall under new coach Lane Kiffin.

Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

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