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“Where I’m from we shoot at cops,” says Tennessee player in arrest video

(Photo: Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports)

(Photo: Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports)

You shouldn’t get arrested. It’s not something any of you should be doing. But say you do get arrested; you definitely shouldn’t announce, “Where I’m from, we shoot at cops,” while in the backseat of a police cruiser.

But that’s where Tennessee running back/linebacker Jeremy Banks is in his life right now. He was arrested last month for an outstanding warrant after being stopped for a traffic violation, and the footage released yesterday shows him saying, “Where I’m from, we shoot at cops,” among other things you shouldn’t say to law enforcement (or anyone for that matter).

See the video with bad words in it below, via TMZ:

But as bad as things look for Banks, things might even be worse for his head coach, Jeremy Pruitt, who got involved when Banks called him for help from the scene.

Here’s how that went down, via KnoxNews.com:

During Banks’ first phone call to Pruitt, he handed the phone to an officer, who explained the situation to the second-year Tennessee coach.

Pruitt told the officer he “thought (Banks) had paid the ticket” and asked the officer, “Why do you have to arrest him? Just because he has a warrant?”

The officer explained he was legally obligated to arrest Banks because of the warrant.

“This is the silliest s— I’ve ever seen in my life,” Pruitt said during the phone conversation. “I’ve got it. I understand. I’ve worked at four places, and I ain’t ever had no crap like this except for here.”

“Go ahead. Do your civic duty, man,” Pruitt said later in the conversation.

So to recap, Pruitt can’t win on the field and he’s not doing any better off of it.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

68 Comments for “Where I’m from we shoot at cops,” says Tennessee player in arrest video



  1. Ned T.
    9:29 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    UT is a dumpster fire. If they do not immediately dismiss the player, watch their tiny crowds dwindle to nothing.

    And, Pruitt should be next.



    • gobble gobble
      1:03 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      That’s a bold face lie by the cop… they aren’t legally required to arrest someone for a simple warrant for failing to pay a ticket. For something so minor, it is 100% up to the officer whether or not they arrest the person in question. Don’t get me wrong, the Tennessee dude is a complete moron, but once again, cops continue to lie. Damn POS pigs



    • Ned T.
      3:31 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      They have no choice when there is an active warrant, dingdong. Call a cop and get educated.



    • gobble gobble
      4:08 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      You’re wrong, idiot. Cops are ONLY required to arrest someone with a warrant when it is for a crime… not for an unpaid ticket. I know facts are difficult for you, but maybe you should take your own advice and do some research before making yourself look like a moron…



    • gobble gobble
      4:18 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      But with a redneck name like Ned, I realize facts can be difficult to understand… so let me say it once more…. it is 100% the officers decision (officer discretion) whether or not to arrest someone for something like an unpaid ticket for a traffic violation. Why are dumb Trumpist rednecks so dumb? Try living in reality for once, and you might be surprised by what the concept of TRUTH is about



    • JWB
      9:13 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      Not sure about in TN…but when someone has an active warrant for any crime in KY it says SHALL arrest in the warrant, not may



    • Theverystableneverobstructingpowerabussivelessnondictatorpresedenttrump
      2:10 am October 3, 2019 Permalink

      I cheered when I seen this. It may everything I say that everyone thinks is stupid seem legit.



  2. 4everUKblue
    9:30 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    Man this is one classy dude. If I were him I would go into hiding.



  3. Ned T.
    9:43 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    Black Lives Matter screamed for police body cams. Maybe they should have thought that one through.



    • Mad Max
      9:48 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

      How stupid can you be man? BLM movement was about police shooting unarmed black men without cause…our locking them in the back of a van and driving to slam them around until they were dead.

      Police body cameras protect the good cops and identify the bad ones.

      Stop being a stupid racist!! Oh, you can’t!!



    • StuckinLville
      10:07 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

      Mad max, you got owned by makeitstop. Please wake up to reality and not what Obama and the media told you.



    • nocode96
      9:54 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

      And? Cops have a terrible record in this country with all colors and ethnicities. They need to be held accountable for their lack of patience and control. America is one of the only civilized nations that has this problem, Brazil being another one. Many of our cops, especially on a local level, are the C student bullies with anger issues from high school, that’s where our bar is set. They get drunk on, and abuse their power just as often as they utilize it correctly. Go look up the actual numbers on cops who beat their wives, children, and even their K-9 officers. I’m not saying all cops are bad, they’re not, but way too many of them are and they need to be held accountable. Cops do not have to know the actual law in this country to get a badge…think about that.



    • Wade
      10:24 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

      Not all people respect cops and the job they have to do. I know for a fact certain groups of people really hate cops!



    • makeitstop
      9:56 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

      First of all, I thought Ned’s comment was funny and Mac I don’t know what ur mad about but the BLM “movement” was premised on a hoax if u recall – as confirmed by the Eric Holder DoJ. “Big Mike” was not “hands up” in Ferguson, he was hands on, through the police officer’s window. That hoax precipitated riots, looting and destruction. But keep pontificating. And calling people rascist, it makes u look really smart.



    • bennybbn
      9:59 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

      Mad Max and no code what about men of any color shooting cops because that happens far more often then the 1 bad cop out of all 50 states you see once a month but yeah the cops are the problem



    • makeitstop
      10:00 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

      Mad Max and No Code, the article was about how dumb it is to say – In the back of a police cruiser – That where you’re from you shoot at cops. Based on both of your comments wouldn’t you agree? It’s even DUMBER if as u say the struggle is real is it not? Lol man lighten up.



    • 4everUKblue
      10:15 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

      benny, we see inmates cleared of murder and other crimes after serving years in prison all the time. Sometimes they just want to satisfy the public by announcing we got our guy, whether it’s the right guy of not.



    • Ned T.
      10:45 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

      @Mad Max (appropriate name): Is your only response to a valid point to scream “racist”? BLM is about the hatred of cops and white people, and we both know it. So, stop your nonsense and be honest.



    • notFromhere
      11:12 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

      Anyone here ever think that “only the US has this problem” is because “only in the US” can you not be completely silenced within minutes?

      Do people think that there aren’t the occasional bad cops of any ethnicity in every single country on the face of the earth (that have police, that is)?

      How many people are filming the police in North Korea, Indonesia, China, Russia, Iran…. ? Those places do exist. They have police. Never see videos really…



    • 4everUKblue
      11:24 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

      notFromhere is right and that is exactly where the US is headed.



    • gobble gobble
      1:09 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      NoCode96… you are incredibly dumb. A hoax? Yes, statistics are a hoax. How can dumb redneck Trump supporters be so delusional? You are living in a totally separate reality concocted by Trump and dumb rednecks



    • 4everUKblue
      2:29 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      gobble, if you knew anything about nocode at all you would know he is not a Trump supporter or a redneck. People like you who believe that supporting one party over the other are the ignorant ones. The agendas are all the same in the end, having two parties gives the illusion that you have a choice, but you don’t and all it does is divide us (divide and conquer) if we were all united it would scare the bejesus out of the powers that should not be. “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”



    • gobble gobble
      4:25 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      It’s not about party you damn fool… it’s about condoning things like imprisonment of innocent people. It’s about condoning the lies. It’s about being okay with certain people being above the law. It’s about the insane ignorance. It’s how their inability to think for themselves has a negative effect on the entire country and world. It’s not that the country is divided, it’s that you have 1/2 of the country living in a fake reality, which is having extreme negative effect on innocent people. And if you choose to ignore the bs that’s going on right now, then you are a part of the problem.



    • 4everUKblue
      5:30 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      Excuse me dipsh!t but you’re the one who called him a Trump supporter, that makes it about party. I don’t ignore anything that’s going on right now, I just don’t except the story coming from mainstream media. Anyone who believes that sh!t is sound asleep.



    • 4everUKblue
      5:32 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      It will be the same ol same ol no matter who is in office.



    • Wildcat homer
      6:07 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      I would like to see some of the folks like GOBBLE work one of these underclass neighborhoods as a Police officer.



    • Theverystableneverobstructingpowerabussivelessnondictatorpresedenttrump
      2:11 am October 3, 2019 Permalink

      Black Lives Matter, what does that even mean?



  4. runningunnin.454
    9:44 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    Cops carry guns, too.



    • tncatrn
      9:49 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

      And they are usually better with them…



    • runningunnin.454
      10:00 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

      Yep. If you’re confronted by police, be smart, do what they say; you can talk about it later.



    • gobble gobble
      1:06 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      When you say “better with them” you mean they’re better at murder right? Bc that’s what it is… murder



  5. cats646
    9:47 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    I bet this thug has never even held a gun



  6. makeitstop
    9:48 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    God what a great comment thread. Maybe “bye week” will mean “bye, Jeremy” lol – and man I can’t wait for the NEXT coaching search bc the last one was a classic!



  7. nevsky41
    9:56 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    Stay classy, Tennessee.



    • makeitstop
      10:02 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

      Thank God for Tennessee and Louisville. Even when we hv a bad week they step in and cheer us up.



    • Bluehender
      12:13 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      You’re on to something there makeitstop…



  8. StuckinLville
    10:04 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    It’s people like him that make the stereotype come to life. With that kind of mouth and attitude, i think it’s safe so say not all black dudes killed by cops are innocent. This is the kind of mentality that is being taught to some and there’s no one to blame but themselves. This dude will be lucky to stay out of prison.



    • 4everUKblue
      10:12 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

      Believe nothing in mainstream media unless you’ve seen it first hand and then question it, especially if it involves a politician.



    • Theverystableneverobstructingpowerabussivelessnondictatorpresedenttrump
      2:17 am October 3, 2019 Permalink

      Stuckuplville



    • Theverystableneverobstructingpowerabussivelessnondictatorpresedenttrump
      2:18 am October 3, 2019 Permalink

      You’re white, I mean right, every video I’ve seen the cops were all in the right, I mean white.



  9. 4everUKblue
    10:38 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    He could’ve played for Urban Liar.



  10. BBNnCLE
    10:44 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    “Just because he has a warrant?” Hey Pruitt, that’s usually how warrants work.



  11. BBNnCLE
    10:48 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    Pruitt, start winning games and maybe you’ll get the special treatment you’re expecting.



  12. TPACAT
    10:49 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    Yeah, and when the cops shoot back they’re “racists”. F’ing thug punk. Blue Lives Matter.



  13. TPACAT
    10:53 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    I hope all these cop haters get a “slow response” when they call 911. They’ll be cop lovers real quick.



    • Ned T.
      3:32 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      Or, no response and we will be down one derelict.



    • TPACAT
      4:49 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      I was actually referring to a few of the commenters in this thread, so we’ll actually be down more than one…



  14. Smyrna_Cat
    11:06 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    UT … class all the way.



  15. notFromhere
    11:17 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    Well it’s a good thing this guy left where he’s from, or isn’t as “tough” as the guys where he’s from or he’d be in a van with more holes in him than the UT OLine opened up against Georgia State. He might just well said, “you’d have never got my girlfriend in this car without y’all bein bloody.”

    Neither comment makes HIM look good. Guess that’s why he chose UT, though. That orange doesnt look good on anyone outside of Hooters



    • 3Goggles
      12:02 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      Maybe not, but at least the colors will match the state appointed jumpsuit he’s likely to wear soon.



    • Theverystableneverobstructingpowerabussivelessnondictatorpresedenttrump
      2:16 am October 3, 2019 Permalink

      With that jumpsuit on I’d look like I’m flashing the other inmates. And yes it’s that smooth down there. I look like an orange conehead.



  16. catfan312
    11:59 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    I love the “apology” statement he gave to the police, fans, UT and the team. Anyone listening to his ghetto 2nd grade education knows damn well he didn’t write those words so great job UT staff for giving that splendid statement!! And Jeremy Pruitt who just showed what an ass he his should be absolutely embarrassed but probably not



    • 3Goggles
      12:02 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      Maybe not, but at least the colors will match the state appointed jumpsuit he’s likely to wear soon.



  17. 8 god
    12:13 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

    *why* would you not disable comments on this



  18. BLUEVADER
    12:18 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

    Future last chance U player that won’t make it cause his piss poor attitude and just being a piece of trash in general!



  19. catsarerunnin
    12:30 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

    Unfortunately lots of people today agree with his comments.



  20. CrystalBall
    12:35 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

    Good old Rocky Top.



  21. walden
    12:36 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

    The real story isn’t pruitt’s comments, ‘This is some silly shit (arresting people with active warrants). I’ve worked 4 places and this is the only place that does this. Trying to make excuses for the guy and calling out the police for arresting him for the active warrant. Not a good look, not the face you want representing your program. Good lord the Tennessee football program is a dumpster fire!



  22. MacAssassin123
    12:49 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

    Wow!!! If Puritt is that clueless how the law works how can he be trusted to know anything about coaching football. How can he be trusted to follow NCAA guidelines or follow School ordinance procedures that he is required to follow as an employee of The University of Tennessee? If I was the Tennessee’s school President he would have been fired a month ago on the spot. It’s more than time for Tennessee to move on from Pruitt. Hopefully they won’t until after they play us.



  23. UKFaninCO
    1:11 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

    Chris Rock knows how to interact with the police!



  24. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    2:35 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

    Well Pruitt’s comments just called out Saben and the state Alabama, Fisher and the state of Florida, and Mark Richt and the state of Georgia for having cops let it slide at least till the season is over. If what he says is true then there needs to be an investigation into whether those schools/coaches/cops are dirty. I’m not saying they are but the lack of oversight on this just makes the guys on top look guilty.



  25. KYCat4EVER
    3:43 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

    I’m a BIG BLUE FAN….

    That’s Kentucky Blue and Police Blue…

    Where this young man “comes from” is no longer a concern…

    Where this young mans headed should now concern him!

    GO BIG BLUES!



    • 4everUKblue
      4:18 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      The first and only thing I have ever agreed with KYCAPSLOCK on.



    • 4everUKblue
      7:45 pm October 2, 2019 Permalink

      Probably the last too.



    • Theverystableneverobstructingpowerabussivelessnondictatorpresedenttrump
      2:14 am October 3, 2019 Permalink

      I don’t like the blue things Melanjia gave me.



  26. michaelb
    10:37 am October 3, 2019 Permalink

    Young people do and say stupid things … I’m not putting my foot on his throat for these things like you all are . I know it’s funny to see a rival team get in trouble like this but as a human just hope this guy can get back to football or whatever he chooses to be successfully at



  27. michaelb
    10:40 am October 3, 2019 Permalink

    Lenard fournette quit the LSU tigers recently too. Js , I havnt seen an article about it yet on here