"My review looked at just the data I was provided and based all the claims I made from the data that was provided," Kramer said. "Individuals like Mary Willingham, I respect them tremendously for the work they do to support student-athletes."
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Mr. Kramer said his state realizes that the plan, on its surface, could seem disturbing, and officials have made an effort to quell concerns.
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