Jeremy Pruitt isn’t a doctor.

He just plays one in Knoxville.

Former employees with Tennessee’s sports medicine staff told Outside the Lines that in those first months, Pruitt tried to pressure athletic trainers and interfere with how sports medicine staff managed injured athletes. They said he would yell at them to hold off on immediately tending to fallen athletes.

“He wanted us to wait until he decided it was OK. He thought that the players were too soft and sometimes they needed a second to get up and shake it off. But that’s not his decision to make,” one former employee said. “Jeremy [Pruitt] had enough juice behind him to where if he really wanted to, he could get things his way. If you invest this much money in a coach, that’s their guy.”

Another former employee confirmed Pruitt’s request but said that in the interest of athlete health, the athletic training staff didn’t always comply.

That shit works, until it doesn’t.

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17 responses to “Jeremy Pruitt isn’t a doctor.

  1. Muttley

    Our real overlords here in the 21st century are lawyers and insurance companies, and I don’t think those people are interested in telling a hurt kid to rub some dirt on it.

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  2. Dawg93

    “I’m shocked, SHOCKED to find that gambling is going on here!”

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  3. 69Dawg

    Not a real secret that with JP your getting an old Alabama High School coach that would think Bear was just being soft at the Junction. If he can keep players I think he will be a force to deal with.

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    • Down Island Way

      Nothing to see here…please move along…watch out for that small flame in the dumpster, it’s nothing to concerned over…to hell with ga tech!

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  4. Give that man a whiteboard or 4

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  5. OrlandoDawg

    Good thing for him their season turned around. If they had finished like they started, this would be the fireable offense UT would have been looking for to negate the buyout.

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  6. Bulldog Joe

    Time to bring an out-of-state lawyer to review that loss-of-value insurance contract.

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  7. FlyingPeakDawg

    Pruitt is right! They’re just kids getting a free ride through college, so get up off your ass and rub some aspirin on it. Now if you were paid for your NIL, then you would be a professional and we’d treat you with the care and respect you deserve.

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  8. Otto

    Rush Propst rubbed off on him.

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  9. stoopnagle

    Don’t worry there’s always the November schedule to count on in Knoxv…

    Sat. Nov. 4, 2020…. @ Georgia

    Oops.

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  10. Pruitt tried to fire the same secretary in Athens 3 times. They had to call into McG’s office and explain that he couldn’t fire people who did not report to him.

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    • jhorne2000

      Is that serious? Did that really happen ?

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      • I don’t know for sure. There is so much about his time in Athens that is murky that no one knows what do believe.

        But in 2015 I heard basically that same story from two different people who are fairly connected.

        So maybe not exactly, but something happened.

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        • UnderDog68

          Well….did he, or did he not get likkered up and go threaten Mark Richt in his own yard after the UF loss in 2015?

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