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New Details Emerge About Tennessee Player Who Was Dismissed

Oct 4, 2019 | VOL Articles, VOL Football 2019

Tennessee head football coach Jeremy Pruitt announced that linebacker Jeremy Banks was removed from the team earlier today due to “something” that was brought to his attention recently. At first, this was thought to be a clip from TMZ Sports in which Banks said, “Where I’m from (Memphis) we shoot at cops.” That is not accurate as It now appears that Pruitt’s decision was not related to that incident which occurred two weeks earlier, and instead is because of a separate incident that surfaced today.

TMZ Sports has obtained a video clip in which Banks was seen threatening and physically assaulting a woman. The video honestly speaks for itself, and with the situation that unfolded earlier in the week with Banks, Pruitt really had no choice but to dismiss him from the team. If Pruitt also let Banks off with a warning on this situation, he would have received fierce backlash from both parts of Tennessee’s fanbase as well as the local and national media.

On the field, Tennessee will miss Banks as they are now extremely thin at linebacker but in the end there really was not a second choice for head coach Jeremy Pruitt. All of this has occurred roughly 24 hours before the Vols take the field tomorrow night to face-off against the Georgia Bulldogs. This is a developing story and we will update it as more details unfold, so be sure to check back later.

Luke A. Thomas

Luke A. Thomas

Senior Writer

Luke was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and grew up with a passion for SEC Football.

His career in journalism started in 2016 when he covered his hometown MTSU Blue Raiders. He would later go on to cover the local Vanderbilt Commodores before he would begin covering the Volunteers. He wrote for SBNation, covering UT Athletics before joining Volunteer Roadshow in May of 2019. At Volunteer Roadshow he covers all things Tennessee, with a focus on UT Football and Basketball.

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