ETSU apologizes to company over promotion 

East Tennessee State has apologized for blaming an insurance company that didn't pay $20,000 to a student because of a lapsed policy covering a basketball promotion.

Junior Jamaal Hundley from Knoxville, Tenn., won an in-game promotion Monday night by hitting a layup, a free throw, a 3-pointer and a half-court shot to receive either a car or $20,000. After it appeared he wouldn't be paid, ETSU officials Tuesday night eventually gave Hundley the money using university funds, and $5,000 each from two local sponsors.

Athletic director Dave Mullins apologized Thursday, saying an employee spoke with American Hole 'n One, Inc., officials Tuesday but did not share with university administrators that the policy had lapsed. Mullins says no prize claim was ever filed with the company. The situation is being reviewed.

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