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Athletic trainer from the University of Memphis cited by the state for having unlicensed staff members

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – FOX13 has learned that the athletic trainer at the University of Memphis, Darrell Turner, has been cited by the state of Tennessee for having unlicensed staff members.

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We have learned that Turner hired five unlicensed people to work as assistant athletic trainers.

The action that Turner will face will be the probation of his license and a civil penalty of $ 5,600 will be imposed.

We contacted the University of Memphis to make comments. The statement is below.

Statement by the University of Memphis Athletics:

This report was related to an investigation by the Head Athletic Trainer of the University of Memphis regarding the state of the license of certain athletic trainers who were under his supervision at the University during the period of February 25. 2012 until May 19, 2014. The University was not involved in the investigation. Since receiving notification of the investigation, the University has evaluated its policies to ensure that it continues to employ instructors authorized to practice in the state of Tennessee and will assess the need for any additional internal review and related response. All athletic trainers currently working at the University have the corresponding license with the state of Tennessee and have been certified nationally through the National Association of Athletic Trainers (NATA) BOC.

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