Fired UT Employee May Have Had Inappropriate Relationship With Athlete

The University of Tennessee has fired its director of the office of student judicial affairs, Jenny Wright, after she refused to cooperate with an investigation into whether or not she was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a student-athlete.

Jimmy Hyams of "The Sports Animal" first reported Wright's firing based on documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act:

Wright offered to resign May 9, according to documents, but UT did not accept her resignation due to the ongoing investigation. When she failed to cooperate with the investigation, being conducted by outside attorney Beecher Bartlett, then failed to appear at the meeting, she was fired.

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A letter from UT assistant general counsel Matthew Scoggins was sent to Wright on May 10 saying that based on her refusal to cooperate in the investigation into allegations regarding her actions, UT has reason to believe that grounds exist to terminate her employment for unsatisfactory work-related behavior.

Hyams goes on to cite sources claiming that Wright had an inappropriate relationship with University of Tennessee basketball player Trae Golden, who just last week announced that he would be transferring to another school for his senior season.

[The Sports Animal]