Kiffin damaged loaner Lexus, Knoxville dealer says

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - 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.