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Comptroller: Tennessee officials accepted trips from vendor
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletics department officials accepted trips and entertainment from a vendor and prospective vendor, according to the state comptroller's office. The comptroller's office said Wednesday that Tennessee's director of sports surface management accepted two paid golf trips from a vendor who had been awarded an equipment lease worth $763,898. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Tom Satkowiak said the employee received a written warning and letter of admonishment in his personnel file.