TSU fund-raising deal was never finalized

Monday, June 11, 2001 at 1:00am

An official with Memphis-based Revelation America said Friday no fund-raising deal with Tennessee State University was ever finalized, although a TSU official who has since been fired was negotiating with the company earlier this year.

TSU athletic director Dr. James Smith was relieved of his duties June 1 for not meeting fund-raising mandates, among other reasons stated in a termination letter from May 24.

Among the reasons for termination TSU President James Hefner stated in the letter was

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