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Wed Feb 17, 2021, 10:55 AM

Sean Hannity's private plane and the Wake Forest tennis team: A morality fable


Sean Hannity's private plane and the Wake Forest tennis team: A morality fable
Fox News star has attacked John Kerry for using a private plane. But Hannity's own jet has an intriguing history

By ROGER SOLLENBERGER
FEBRUARY 17, 2021 11:00AM


(Salon) During a broadcast about two weeks ago, Fox News personality Sean Hannity seized on a favorite trope, saying that former Secretary of State John Kerry, recently appointed to a post as climate envoy by President Biden, "frequently enjoys the comfort, the convenience of his very own private jet" while advocating for policies to combat climate change. Publicly available records, however, raise abundant questions about Hannity's own use of his private jet in support of his son's tennis career at Wake Forest University, and his relationship with the team's star coach, Tony Bresky.

According to NCAA and sports law experts, the timeline of those events exhibits an unusual and at times suspicious level of engagement between Hannity and Bresky, including but not limited to the school's frequent use of Hannity's plane. Facts of that relationship also appear to have triggered a previously unreported federal grand jury investigation which has been closed without indictments, to be clear into events surrounding the recruitment of Hannity's son, specifically the striking fact that Bresky purchased a luxury home next door to one bought by Hannity, according to documents obtained by Salon and a person familiar with the case.

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More broadly, the story exposes uncomfortable truths about the quiet leverage of wealth, power and race in collegiate athletics, particularly in low-revenue sports such as tennis that don't have as many eyes on them, or marquee athletes. As the "Varsity Blues" college admissions bribery scandal demonstrated, those programs have been particularly ripe for exploitation, some of which, in those cases, veered into criminality. The Hannity example does not appear to rise to that level no specific crimes have been alleged, and the grand jury investigation has been closed it shines a light into one of the NCAA's many legal gray zones, where law and ethics may not always go hand in glove.

The facts of the case

Patrick Hannity, Sean Hannity's son, is currently a redshirt senior on the tennis team at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He signed with the school in November 2016, and officially enrolled and joined the team in January 2017.

In January 2016, about nine months before Patrick officially applied to Wake Forest, his father, through a shell company, became the registered owner of a 2004 Gulfstream G200 jet, with the tail number N329PK. By Feb. 10, according to photograph metadata, Hannity had detailed the plane in black and gold the colors of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. In more recent photos, the jet sports the Wake Forest logo on its tail. .............(more)

https://www.salon.com/2021/02/17/sean-hannitys-private-plane-and-the-wake-forest-tennis-team-a-morality-fable/




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Wed Feb 17, 2021, 10:57 AM

1. I saw this article and was on my way to posting

Very interesting read.

Sean Hannity is dancing around some of the same shit that got some Hollywood folks put in jail. But his case seems just fuzzy enough for him to get away with it.

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Wed Feb 17, 2021, 11:18 AM

2. Swamp

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Wed Feb 17, 2021, 12:12 PM

3. At the very least there are tax issues raised about these actions.

Bet he claimed use of the jet as his own company business deductions, when it was for his son's team.

Don't grand juries investigate such matters?

So many other scams probably.

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