Former Vol Kenny Hall talks about relationship with Jenny Wright

Former Vol Kenny Hall talks about his relationship with Jenny Wright

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Former Vol basketball player Kenny Wright denies any relationship with Jenny Wright, who is amid an investigation involving inappropriate relationships with student athletes. Former Vol basketball player Kenny Wright denies any relationship with Jenny Wright, who is amid an investigation involving inappropriate relationships with student athletes.
Jenny Wright and her dog (Source: Facebook) Jenny Wright and her dog (Source: Facebook)

By MONA NAIR
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Kenny Hall, former Vol basketball player is talking about his dealings with a University of Tennessee administrator in trouble for possible inappropriate relationships with student athletes.

Jenny Wright, 32, is accused of not cooperating with the University in an internal investigation.

UT officials are looking into whether she had inappropriate relationships with student athletes. Wright was Director of the Office of Student Judicial Affairs. When a student got into trouble at the University, Jenny Wright would oversee the disciplinary process for the student.

That's how Hall got to know her. He reached out to 6 News after seeing tweets linking him to her.

"The more I check Twitter, the more I was like this is a hot topic right now. Let me find a way to clear it up," Hall explained.

He says he first met Wright after getting into a little bit of trouble. There was alcohol found in his dorm room.

"I guess any student that gets into trouble has to meet her two times a month. That was the first time I was getting into trouble," Hall said.

Hall says his meetings with Wright were brief. Not more than a few minutes at a time. Given the nature of the University's investigation, we asked him if he thought her behavior was inappropriate in any way.

"You know I'd like to think of myself as an attractive guy, so she could have been giving me some kind of eye. If she was, I don't know. I wasn't thinking about her like that, with her being in the position she was," Hall said.

6 News asked Hall if he had a sexual relationship with Wright.

"No I did not," he replied. "I looked at her like she was an attractive woman. But that never crossed my mind."

Hall just graduated and hopes to play basketball overseas.  Also, he'll be looking for jobs down the road. He thought it was best to address this issue, so it won't spoil his name in any way.

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