NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A photo from a 1982 yearbook shows District Attorney General Glenn Funk posing with a giant confederate flag alongside his fraternity brothers.
Funk said he felt "compelled to disclose" the information after a photo of Governor Bill Lee surfaced. The yearbook photo shows Lee dressed as a confederate soldier at a Kappa Alpha fraternity event during his college years at Auburn University.
Funk sent NewsChannel5 the following statement:
Last week, I read media reports that Governor Bill Lee was a KA at Auburn in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Given the attention given to this fact, I feel compelled to disclose that when I was in college at Wake Forest 37 years ago, I was also a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. I went back and looked through my college annuals. In 1982, my picture appeared in a group photo in the yearbook with the Confederate flag prominently displayed. I was wrong to participate in divisive and hurtful behavior. I apologize for the hurt caused then and now.