Former Vols LB Apologizes to Law Enforcement for Viral TMZ Video

by | Nov 4, 2019 | Reporting | 3 comments

Former Tennessee LB, Jeremy Banks was dismissed from the University of Tennessee football program on October 6th after 2 videos surfaced from TMZ Sports. The first video showed Banks telling a police officer, “Where I’m from (Memphis) we shoot cops.” The video ended up spreading like wildfire and national media organizations, such as Fox News, picked the story up. When a 2nd video surfaced featuring Banks arguing with a female, UT had no choice but to release him following suffering fierce backlash, yet again, from the media. Pruitt put out a statement about the situation, in which he said, “I have made the decision to remove Jeremy Banks from our football program.” Pruitt’s statement went on to read, “While I will continue to support Jeremy in the next steps in his life, information I recently received made it clear that this decision is in the best interest of the football program and the university.”

Since being removed from the Vols’ program, news about Banks has been fairly slow. However, Banks broke his silence on the situation on Monday via Twitter, apologizing for his mistake saying, “I’m truly sorry for my mistake, and I really appreciate everyone that’s rocking with me.” Banks also tweeted a photo of himself with 3 local officers with the caption, “That night I had forgot to pray moments before, it was counted for though. FOR THE PEOPLE.”

Banks last appearance in a Tennessee uniform was against the Chattanooga Mocs, he finished with 7 tackles and 2 interceptions in a game where he led the Vols’ defense to a 45-0 shutout win. The Sophomore was a part of Jeremy Pruitt’s first recruiting class in Knoxville and was rated as the 13th best player in the State of Tennessee according to 247 Sports.

While Banks’ future both on and off the field remains unknown, you have to appreciate that he apologized for his mistake, even after being released from UT’s squad a month prior.

Comments

Author

Volunteer Roadshow Staff

Our in-depth reporting and news that includes: former player interviews, recruiting news and updates, detailed game previews, post-game breakdowns, ongoing video and live stream shows, podcasts, and more all brought to you by our expanding Volunteer Roadshow Staff.

Recent Articles

ICYMI: Breakdown Of Jeremy Pruitt’s New Contract

ICYMI: Breakdown Of Jeremy Pruitt’s New Contract

Tennessee Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer announced on Thursday that Tennessee has reached an agreement with head coach Jeremy Pruitt on a contract extension through the 2025 season. The extension will bump Pruitt’s yearly earnings from $3.8 million in 2020, to $4.2 million starting in 2021.

Bryce Thompson Looking To Paint South Carolina Orange on Saturday

Bryce Thompson Looking To Paint South Carolina Orange on Saturday

A little over a year ago, the University of Tennessee’s talented cornerback, Bryce Thompson, was in hot water when a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence sidelined his promising career. Fans wondered if his future would be hampered by character issues. Despite some backlash, Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt determined that suspending Thompson for the first two games of the 2019 season would be sufficient, as long as the sophomore defensive back learned from the experience and kept his nose clean. It didn’t take long for Thompson to prove to his coach and team that he could walk the straight and narrow.

Share This