Berry's motivation for making the allegation to university officials isn't clear. One athletic department insider said that Chatman continued to seek advice from Berry, a longtime friend and colleague, as late as Thursday, the day after Chatman unexpectedly resigned her position as head coach. By then, the scandal was reaching critical mass.
LSU officials say they do not believe Chatman has had inappropriate relationships with any of her current players. It is not clear when the past relationships took place or how many players were involved. Chatman's contract calls for her to receive a $70,000 bonus if LSU reaches the Final Four. She'll still get that money if the team gets there under Starkey's leadership.
UPDATE: LSU to Pay Pokey Chatman $70,000 Final Four Bonus