UT officials fly university jet to NASCAR race

President John Petersen and several other UT officials flew in the University’s jet to Tri-Cities Airport to attend a NASCAR race at the Bristol Speedway. Following all manner of negative publicity, a UT VP, Hank Dye, wrote a personal check to cover half of the flight and, one suspects, his gluteus maximus.

UT spokeswoman Karen Collins says Dye is covering part of the expense “out of an abundance of caution and accountability to the taxpayers.” Uh, yeah.

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