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Titans Unsure How Much Team Owes Taxpayers

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Posted at 6:15 PM, Jun 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 14:17:38-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans officials say they still don't know how much they're going to owe Metro taxpayers as a result of the ticket scandal first revealed by NewsChannel 5 Investigates.

But the team's interim president, Steve Underwood, assured the Nashville Sports Authority on Wednesday morning that the Titans will be writing a check.

"If you hear that we deliberately do not pay taxes, it is a lie. That is not the truth and has never been the truth. That has never been the Titan way," Underwood said.

It was the first meeting since NewsChannel 5 Investigates revealed how some former team officials entered into a questionable relationship with a professional ticket broker.

As a result, some tickets may have been sold without ticket taxes having been paid.

Underwood told the Sports Authority that the team got rid of the people involved in that scheme, and now an internal audit is trying to sort out the damage.

"We can't pay what we don't know about, but as soon as we know about it we're going to see that we pay everything that we owe," he insisted.

Underwood said he expects to make a full report to the Sports Authority at its meeting next month.

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