Vols Fire Head of Student Judicial Services Amid Sex Probe
Nine months ago Wright Tweeted, "Can't believe today starts my 13th year on @UTKnoxville campus...9 as a student for 3 degrees & 4 working as staff! Time flies!!!"
This would put her age at around 31.
Many of Wright's other Tweets are preserved on the page as well, so y'all can dive in and see if there's anything interesting in there. She appears to be quite the fan of multiple exclamation points.
And she also likes dogs!!!
And sorority sisters!!!!
So what's Wright's connection to Trae Golden?
That remains to be seen.
But Golden's dismissal has seemed odd since news first broke last week.
First, Golden wasn't given the opportunity to get his academics in order during summer classes. (The number of athletes who would be ineligible without summer classes is often staggering.) This led you to believe it was something other than simply failing a class that got Golden booted from the school. Second, there was no prior suggestion of academic problems for Golden. This dismissal came out of nowhere. Third, word leaked that Golden's dismissal was out of the athletic department's control. This led many to surmise that Golden's departure was related to academic fraud, specifically multiple acts of plagiarism a characterization that Golden's father disputed as "totally inaccurate" last week.
So what happened?
Because clearly something was going down.
Otherwise why would a huge University of Tennessee fan like Jenny Wright, who'd spent 13 years on campus, suddenly offer her resignation? And why would the university decline to accept that resignation, firing her instead?
If you want to read the tea leaves, it certainly looks like Wright was helping to cover up Golden's academic fraud and then the university found out about it.
Which led to Golden's dismissal and subsequent questions about why Wright would help cover up the fraud. When Wright was asked about inappropriate relationships with players, she refused to cooperate and attempted to resign instead.
Does that seem like something an innocent person would do?
So now the larger question for the University of Tennessee is this, was Wright sleeping with multiple players and taking advantage of her position as head of student judicial services to keep those players eligible when they otherwise wouldn't have been able to compete?
That, my friends, is a potentially huge mess.
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