Posted November 21, 2013

Rutgers AD Hermann claims she talked to someone who wasn’t Jevon Tyree’s father

American Athletic Conference?, Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Julie Hermann

Rutgers AD Julie Hermann claims she spoke to someone other than Jevon Tyree’s father. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The Jevon Tyree bullying incident at Rutgers has moved way beyond the he-said, she-said stages. At a meeting between Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann and the Tyree family, Hermann backtracked on her previous statement that she spoke with Jevon’s father, Mark Tyree. Instead, Hermann claims the person she talked to was someone else.

From NJ.com:

At the same time, he said it was important for the family to clear up the issue over whether Hermann had spoken to the father — after a week in which the family vigorously denied the athletic director’s assertions she had spoken with them after the incident.

After the meeting, Soaries said Hermann “now believes she had never spoken to the father. And the father and mother (believe) it is in the realm of possibility someone represented himself as the father” and called her office.

The meeting was moderated by Rev. DeForest Soaries Jr. at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens. Although NJ.com’s Susan K. Livio and Ted Sherman reported that no apologies were exchanged, they did note the meeting helped “close the gap” in the situation. Tyree, a defensive back, quit the Scarlet Knights after claiming he was verbally assaulted and threatened by Rutgers defensive coordinator Dave Cohen at an April study session.

The school had previously released a statement saying the matter was “resolved to [the Tyree's] satisfaction.” Mark Tyree said he never spoke with Hermann, which prompted the meeting at the church.

21 comments
festsgrber
festsgrber

I didn't talk to Abraham Lincoln either.  Great headline!

dandogwood
dandogwood

Fire Hermann Munster at Rutgers he is terrible and unfit to lead.

mbroncofan
mbroncofan

What a horrible hire.  

This woman should give Manti T'eo a call...

MikeNPS
MikeNPS

Is it too late for the Big 10 to rescind the offer to let Rutgers join?

DSM
DSM

And while she was talking to the convincing impostor, the dog ate her homework and her check was in the mail.

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

My god this woman has a story for everything. She's a third rate con artist who tells so many lies she can't even remember what they all are.  Rutgers would have been better off with the AD they had. This one is going to get them into major trouble.

hr334466
hr334466

They should have stopped the hiring process with her when the abuse of the Tennessee volleyball players was uncovered.  I am all for equal rights...including when  you screw up.

4real
4real

when pressured, she lies, its sad to see this over and over.  what's worst is how rutgers ignores it.  wake up, she is in a high pressured position.  how can you trust someone who misrepresents the truth and always looks to spin it, RU kidding.  she is just lucky there is never any video to catch her in her lies......oh wait a second there was 

lucalamike
lucalamike

Any irony in the fact that Jevon only started crying after he was benched in November about an incident that happened in April ? It's time these guys start acting like men instead of babies. They were only words said to him . Looks like the coach was right , he can't handle it. This is football. It's a violent game played by men. Those that can handle it become better people later on because they know what it's like to go through hard times and watch out for their teammates back. Something that is sorely lacking in our country today.

imst0ncld
imst0ncld

Lies lies lies. When will it stop miss AD. you aren't fooling anyone! RUTHGERS is a JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!

JubJub
JubJub

This woman deserves her job less than anyone in sports except for Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd.  

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Remember all these guys that swear their account was hacked after a stupid tweet? Well, here is the old fashion version. And as Cool said, she has a real problem with reality. 

Cool
Cool

Remember, this is the same AD who didn't attend an assistant coach's wedding, nor did she tell the assistant she better not get pregnant... even though photo's and video of her being at the wedding surfaced, and she eventually fired the assistant after she got pregnant.  This woman seems to have a problem with reality.  Good job Rutgers, you hired yourselves a real winner this time.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

@lucalamike I never understand guys that think acting as an animal makes him a 'man'. It actually makes him less than a man.

gak01
gak01

@lucalamike Actually, most former football players sit around and talk about what is was like in '82 when they could throw a pigskin a quarter mile. I do agree it is a man's sport and the weak need not apply, but permanent brain damage doesn't make you a better person later in life.

grstallions87
grstallions87

@JubJub No that belongs to the Cleveland Browns front office who changes offensive and defensive schemes every year or two

noblessd4
noblessd4

@JubJub No, that title belongs to the Dallas Cowboys' GM. But that's a whole other story. 

lucalamike
lucalamike

You're right ....you wouldn't understand it. Sounds like you know what it's like to be less than a man though. No offense.

lucalamike
lucalamike

I'll assume from your response that you know most former football players. And that they are all permanently brain damaged . What makes you a better person later on life is experiencing hard times and dealing with them. Football is different because of the nature of the game. You don't have to play football to be a stronger person later on. Life itself is tough enough, it's all how you handle it that defines you. It's just that in this case the subject is football.

And just for the heck of it, my playing days go back farther than '82, when we actually threw pigs. Just couldn't get the tight spiral though.

grstallions87
grstallions87

@Rickapolis @Cool She has some major dirt on someone in higher up positions in the Administration office of the University, so for her to keep her silence, she gets to keep her job.