Lane Kiffin t-shirts for charity
KNOXVILE - Don't burn that shirt, Vol fans - send it to someone who needs it.
In the wake of University of Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin's unexpected resignation, some fans have apparently taken to burning Kiffin-related T-shirts. But Dan Burks, co-owner of the West Knoxville apparel store Hound Dogs, has a better idea.
Burks said Wednesday that any customer who brings in an "It's Time" T-shirt can get 20 percent off the purchase of a new shirt. Burks said he'll ship the old shirts to Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake on Tuesday.
The merchant - whose accountant just returned from a mission trip to Haiti - said he had seen comments on a chat board from angry fans who were interested in burning shirts. Burks said he felt pretty bad when he went to bed last night, but news of the natural disaster "puts it in perspective for me."
More details as they develop online and in Thursday's News Sentinel.