Jeremy Banks has been dismissed from the Tennessee football team – per head coach Jeremy Pruitt.
Statement from Tennessee football head coach Jeremy Pruitt
“I have made the decision to remove Jeremy Banks from our football program.
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.”
A video obtained by TMZ was released shortly thereafter of Banks outside of an establishment in Knoxville on August 24. In the video, an alleged threat was made to a female. Earlier in the week, WBIR of Knoxville released police footage of the Banks arrest on September 15 where the former linebacker belittled and made inappropriate comments towards police officers.
Banks played a reserve role in the linebacking corps this season after appearing in 2018 as a running back.