Pat Summitt refutes claims she was forced out

In a statement today, Pat Summitt said it “was entirely her decision” to step down as Tennessee’s head coach last April.

Summitt said she wanted to clear up “misunderstandings”:

“I did not then, and I do not now, feel that I was `forced out’ by the university,” Summitt said. “Anyone who knows me knows that any such effort would be met with resistance. If my affidavit has caused confusion on that point, it needs to be dispelled.”