Kiffin damaged loaner Lexus, Knoxville dealer says


Published: Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 3:02 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 3:02 p.m.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Lane Kiffin damaged the car loaned to him while he was Tennessee's coach when he ran it off the road in the fall.

Lexus of Knoxville said in a statement that the Lexus vehicle was towed to the dealership and Kiffin's insurance paid the claim on the car. Dealership representatives did not return a call by The Associated Press seeking further details.

No incident report was filed by local authorities.

Tennessee spokeswoman Tiffany Carpenter says the incident happened in August near Kiffin's home in Knoxville but no internal investigation was conducted by the university.

Carpenter says it is her understanding that Kiffin had been working late and slid off the road as he was going home.

Kiffin took the USC job last week.

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