Charmin drops off load of toilet paper to Michigan's Butt

Michigan tight end Jake Butt doesn't mind people having fun with his last name. The folks at Procter & Gamble sure are.

The parent company of Charmin delivered a truckload of toilet paper to him in his hometown of Pickerington, Ohio, on Wednesday.

The nature of the relationship between P&G and Butt is unclear. A request for comment was emailed to P&G.

The gesture surely was a nod to Butt's last name, which elicits snickers wherever he goes. He embraces it.

"I love it so much," he told ESPN last August. "I think that's one of my greatest traits. It has really allowed me to grow my platform and build my brand."

Butt has made a name for himself as a football player for being a two-time Big Ten tight end of the year. He's one of the top players at his position available for the NFL draft, which starts Thursday.

On Tuesday, Charmin tweeted, "Have you seen the #CharminDumpTruck driving through? We've got a special destination for a butt-load of TP"

On Wednesday, a Columbus radio station, 97.1 The Fan, tweeted a picture of the load of toilet paper being dropped on a lawn with Butt standing nearby.

500 people get duplicate tax refund checks

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Five hundred Rhode Island residents have received duplicate tax refund checks totaling $364,000.

A state official says human error is to blame.


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The checks were sent in a group of refunds mailed Friday. The checks people received are identical, but only one of the two checks can be cashed.

The Rhode Island Department of Administration and the Department of Revenue say they expect no financial impact. They say they're working to prevent duplicate checks from being mailed again.

Department of Administration policy director Allison Rogers says people can cash one check and return the other to the state, along with a brief explanation.

Associated Press