Tennessee Cuts LB Jeremy Banks After New Video Shows Him Threatening Female Student (VIDEO)
Tennessee linebacker Jeremy Banks, who was already on thin ice from an arrest last month for an outstanding warrant and was shown cursing at police on video, has now been dismissed from the team.
“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,” Pruitt said in making the announcement.
A second video obtained by TMZ pretty much explained why Jeremy Pruitt decided to dismiss him from the team.
“The University of Tennessee cut Jeremy Banks from the football team over allegations he threatened a female student in an incident captured on video and obtained by TMZ Sports.
A female UT student tells TMZ Sports … on August 24, Banks threatened to “smack” her outside of a party in Knoxville after she refused to let him inside. She claims Banks had been harassing her for months.
The woman claims she called 911 and while cops responded to the scene, Banks was not arrested. She says she was passed to the Univ. of Tennessee Police Dept. to follow up.
Days later, the woman says she was contacted by Univ. of Tennessee school officials who had learned about the incident from police.
The woman told school officials she had video of the August 24 encounter — which also showed Banks arguing with security guards, shouting aggressive phrases at them like, “I’ve been thuggin’.”
School officials conducted an investigation and issued a temporary no-contact order against Banks while the probe was underway instructing him to stay away from the alleged victim.”
Banks’ incidnet with the police:
Banks had 185 yards and three touchdowns on 52 carries in 2018 as a running back before switching to linebacker.
He also finishes his Vols career with 10 tackles, one tackle for loss, two interceptions and two passes defended on the other side of the ball.