Reggie White, a former defensive lineman at the University of Tennessee, denied that he was encouraged by Volunteer football Coach Johnny Majors to lie about NCAA violations.
But White acknowledged that he improperly sold tickets to Tennessee football games, lied about it in an affidavit to investigators and later told Majors about the falsehood.
"He reminded me that I had signed the affidavit," White said. "He was reminding me that it could hurt me and it could hurt the university also if I maybe changed my story."
White said he did not regard that as an encouragement to lie.