Attorney says Ooltewah coach being wrongly vilified in basketball player rape case

Ooltewah High School head basketball coach Andrew "Tank" Montgomery has his hands full not only with his team but now with the rape and assault charges leveled at three of his now-dismissed players.
photo Ooltewah High School head basketball coach Andrew "Tank" Montgomery has his hands full not only with his team but now with the rape and assault charges leveled at three of his now-dismissed players.

A Chattanooga attorney representing Ooltewah High School basketball coach Andre Montgomery said the actions of three team members should not diminish Montgomery's reputation or his contributions to the school.

Montgomery's attorney Curtis L. Bowe III, emailed a statement to the Times Free Press on Sunday night in which he said Montgomery is not responsible for the alleged actions of the players who were arrested and charged with aggravated rape and aggravated assault of a younger teammate during the team's trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn.

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