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.