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08:17 AM ET 06.01 | Jonathan Crompton hesitates when asked the question. Never one to look for pity, he's extremely uncomfortable during an interview over lunch discussing the persistent verbal attacks he received from Tennessee football fans who were disappointed by his performance last season. Yet Crompton confirmed what the News Sentinel had been told months ago, that the cell phone calls and e-mails escalated to death threats as the Vols stumbled to a 5-7 season. "I did have death threats," the senior quarterback reluctantly said. Crompton said he received "a couple" of the threats, all via e-mail, as the Vols were struggling last fall.

Knoxville News Sentinel

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