Tennessee FB Player On Arrest Video: “Where I’m From We Shoot At Cops”

first_imgTennessee's mascot running with a Tennessee flag.KNOXVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 08: Tennessee mascot Davy Crockett carries the flag across the end zone during a game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers at Neyland Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennesee won the game 59-3. (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)Late Tuesday night, police released video footage of Tennessee running back Jeremy Banks’ arrest from earlier this season.Police arrested Banks in September for an outstanding warrant.During the arrest the running back video catches him allegedly saying, “Where I’m from, we shoot at cops.”Here’s video the arrest and his comment to an intern working with the police department. Banks issued a statement about his behavior in the video:“I want to sincerely apologize to my family, the University of Tennessee and the law enforcement community…deeply regret my language and attitude in the video,” Banks said.“I have great respect for our policemen and women, and I am embarrassed by my actions that night. That’s not who I am. I promise to be a better representative for the University of Tennessee moving forward.”Head coach Jeremy Pruitt also added a statement saying the team will handle the matter internally.“We will address the matter internally,” Pruitt said in a statement.“I’m determined to do what I can to help Jeremy grow up and become a better man. Our team and staff respect our law enforcement and we will continue to educate our players on how to carry themselves at all times.”Banks remains on the team.Stay tuned for the latest.last_img read more

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