Former Tennessee Volunteers head coach admits to paying a parent in a Chick-fil-A bag
Former Tennessee Volunteers head coach Jeremy Pruitt was fired 2 years ago after he was busted for recruiting violations and paid some players and their families by putting money in fast food bags.
Mike Wilson of the Knoxville News Sentinel obtained a copy of the 108-response Tennessee gave to the NCAA’s notice of allegations.
Pruitt reportedly paid a mother of a player with a Chick-fil-A back that contained 300 to 400 dollars in it.
Pruitt admitted to investigators that he gave the money to the woman saying it was the human thing and the right thing to do. The money was supposed to be used to assist with other expenses. This was because Pruitt had given the woman 3,000 dollars to pay an outstanding medical bill.
One player’s family was give 12,707 dollars by the former coach.
The woman needed a hip surgery, but Pruitt claims he did not give the lady 3,000 dollars only a couple hundred in a fast food bag to help catch up one some bills.
I am not sure how bad the Vols will be hit for this, but this is not good, especially with Pruitt admitting it.