University Of Tennessee Fires Head Football Coach Over Alleged Recruitment Violations

The university announced it will terminate Jeremy Pruitt, two assistant coaches and seven staffers after an investigation found "serious violations of NCAA rules."
University of Tennessee head football coach Jeremy Pruitt directs players at a game on Oct. 12, 2019. University officials announced they will fire Pruitt and nine football team staff members after an investigation found a slew of likely NCAA violations. Source: Carmen Mandato

Updated at 9:09 p.m ET

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is firing its head football coach, two assistant coaches and seven other team staffers after an outside investigation found "serious violations of NCAA rules."

Chancellor Donde Plowman did not address the specific rule violations in a issued Monday. She emphasized that while the investigation implicated many in the football office, it did not find anyone outside of it involved in the alleged activity.

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