Tennessee football recruits were reportedly given bags full of cash during former head coach Jeremy Pruitt’s tenure.
According to Dan Patrick, a source of his told him that recruits were being handed McDonald’s bags full of cash while visiting. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
You can listen to the legendary sports host break it all down below.
Source: Tennessee #Vols got sloppy with recruiting. They were handing recruits cash in McDonald’s bags when they visited campus.
Also a name to look out for to fill the Head Coaching vacancy: Jason Witten pic.twitter.com/HKDd02rldz
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) January 19, 2021
Chancellor Donde Plowman said on Monday Pruitt would be fired for cause. That keeps him away from his $12 million+ buyout. The question of how much Pruitt gets paid appears to be far from over.
— Louis Fernandez Jr (@LouisWBIR) January 19, 2021
If Patrick’s source is correct, and DP is almost always on the money when he makes a claim like this, then everyone involved deserved to be fired.
I don’t have a problem with players taking money. I really don’t. It’s been happening forever, and it’s going to keep happening.
UT Chancellor Donde Plowman outlines the reasons for firing head football coach Jeremy Pruitt today: pic.twitter.com/8erSExOqwm
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) January 18, 2021
What I do have a problem with is coaches acting as bagmen in such a reckless and stupid way. You know how you move money to players?
You move money through boosters and often through people like tutors. You don’t just drop it in a McDonald’s bag and call it a day.
As Patrick pointed out, they weren’t even allegedly trying to hide it. At that point, you deserve to get caught.
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 19, 2021
I hope more and more stories come out about what’s happening in Knoxville because this is electric!