“I’ve been thuggin’.”

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Pruitt kicked Jeremy Banks off the team.  If you want some background, here you go:

So, what’s the new info that pushed Pruitt to cut ties with Banks? Here’s the story …

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.

TMZ Sports had contacted the Univ. of Tennessee Police Dept. about the investigation on Oct. 3 and we were told, “Let me see what I can find out.”

Later that day, we were told the woman was contacted by the school and told they found Banks had violated the student code of conduct.

On Oct 4, the UTPD followed up with us and said, “UTPD handles reports related to violations of law.”

“The University of Tennessee Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards handles reports related to violations of the student code of conduct. Records of student conduct cases are protected by federal student privacy laws.”

Minutes after we got the email, Coach Pruitt announced Banks was off the football team.

Outed by TMZ. Jesus, what a shit show.

No wonder Pruitt’s benching Guarantano.  He needs the distraction.

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18 responses to ““I’ve been thuggin’.”

  1. Greg

    HA!….maybe he (or Fulmer) indeed is benching him.

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  2. Hunkering Hank

    Is thuggin the same thing as wilding? As Bugs Bunny would say: “What a maroon.”

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  3. Yurdle

    What got him kicked off was not the new video, but the release of the new video. Sounds like the school (and thus the athletic department) already knew about the incident. That, my friends, is a cover up.

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    • Macallanlover

      Yes, what could have taken them so long? Didn’t do the obvious until they were forced to. Phat Phil has a long history of this exact issue, ultimately lack of discipline was what sunk him, and UT at the end of reign, imo.

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  4. Nate Dawg

    TMZ is just the best source of news. I’m not even joking.
    Go Dawgs!

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    • PDawg30577

      I don’t know I’d go that far, but for a certain type of news, it kinda is. “Tabloid” outlet or not, they’ve broken a good many big stories about celebrities and athletes over the past few years.

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    • The Dawg abides

      You do remember how they erroneously screwed AJ Green, don’t you?

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  5. Gurkha Dawg

    Have y’all see the video of him in the police car? What a dumbass piece of shit. His education level can’t be more than 5th grade. Pruitt doesn’t come off much better. I understand the economics but, holy shit, these guys have no business on a college campus.

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    • RangerRuss

      I’d like to see that video. Too sorry to look for it right now.

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    • Texas Dawg

      Who cares about is education level? What was his 40 time and his SPARK score? He was a perfect fit as an ambassador for tooth nation with his phenomenal oratory skills coupled with the gold grill he was wearing in the police video.

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    • artful codger

      Saw it …don’t know how he made it past the in-home visit stage

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      • Uglydawg.

        I saw it. College student material my aching ass. The first ten seconds is enough to show you how much UT/PP/JP are concerned with ethics. Had their hand not been forced by media, he would be right there in the stadium tonight. I know FTMF is reserved for FU, but FTHBB.

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  6. RangerRuss

    Er’body wants to be a college student until it’s time to do college shit.
    What? Oh. Whatever. Thuglife bitchez!

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  7. So, so thankful that we don’t have to recruit Memphis.

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  8. What’s the over/under before Mr goldteeth is on the law enforcement radar back in Memphis town….upon his anticipated arrival

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  9. Pirate

    Great role model playea fo dem vouls. Shit if I dint kno da diffrance. I wo say dat be ja frooom

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