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Attorney says ex-AAU chief innocent

An attorney for a former president of the Amateur Athletic Union says his client is innocent in accusations of child molestation. An attorney for a former president of the Amateur Athletic Union says his client is innocent in accusations of child molestation.

(AP) - An attorney for a former president of the Amateur Athletic Union says his client is innocent in accusations of child molestation.

ESPN reported last week that two former basketball players have accused Bobby Dodd of molesting them as children in the 1980s.

Memphis attorney Steve Farese Sr. met with Dodd in Orlando on Wednesday.

Farese said he is "extremely disappointed" that the media aired the allegations against Dodd.

Memphis police are investigating. Dodd has not been charged with any crime, but Farese said the damage to his reputation has already been done.

Farese said the 63-year-old Dodd is "very, very ill" and will not be speaking to the media. Dodd has colon cancer and the AAU says he will not be returning to the organization.

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