The rise, fall and rise of Jeremy Banks

December 20th, 2017 was the day that 3 star inside linebacker Jeremy Banks commited to play football at the University of Tennessee. His freshman year he rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns on 52 carries in 11 games. During his sophomore campaign, Banks intercepted two passes against UTC and recorded three tackles. On September 15th, 2019 Banks was arrested during a traffic stop for making an illegal U-turn, which led to the officers discovering an outstanding warrant. The warrant was related to a July 17th citation for driving with a suspended license. Shortly after, A video surfaced of the arrest, showing Banks in a not so great light, making disparaging and threatening remarks about police officers. On Friday October the 4th, head coach Jeremy Pruitt made the announcement that he had dismissed Banks from the football team. After being dismissed Banks stayed enrolled in classes, and has been working non stop to stay on the right path, on November 4th Banks posted a photo with three police officers. He then followed up with a tweet saying “I’m truly sorry for my mistake and really appreciate everyone. That’s rocking with me”. on January 15th, 2020 Banks posted a photo with a sick young Tennessee fan, with a nice message about “God” and “Christ”. Finally on May 30th, 2020 Justan Spurling posted a story on his Facebook from the day that his cousin and her family were coming home from an outing when their vehicle broke down in Knoxville. They had been stranded for a couple hours and who was the only one to stop? Jeremy Banks. Banks helped them, gave bottles of water, and worked on the car trying to help for no other reason than it was the right thing to do. He posed for pictures with the kid, and wished them well once the car was running.

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