Tennessee, Jeremy Pruitt getting trolled ruthlessly following allegations of McDonald's recruiting violations
As soon as syndicated radio host Dan Patrick mentioned that Tennessee had handed out bags of cash in McDonald’s bags to recruits, the memes and other funny business were all but on their way.
Tennessee and college football fans in general took full advantage of the remark to tee up some classic and predictable jokes about former coach Jeremy Pruitt and the Vols’ alleged recruiting tactics.
In case you missed it, here’s what Patrick shared from a source about what he heard went on at Tennessee:
“They put money into McDonald’s bags and gave them to the recruits when they came on campus,” Patrick said. “Some of the campus visits were not organized, or they were not above board. But they were handing out cash, I don’t know if it was drive through. So you literally had bag men and they put the cash in McDonald’s bags and handed it to the recruits. My source said they were so in your face with this. They weren’t even trying to hide it, and that’s when my source said, ‘Tennessee got sloppy, Georgia has gotten sloppy’ but there’s been no word on the NCAA looking at Georgia.”
Here’s a sample of some of the funny business:
Jeremy Pruitt when a recruit visited Tennessee pic.twitter.com/XzIJNV7oX7
— Fire Mike White (@NotSotoforMVP) January 19, 2021
Pruitt goin for the in home visit: pic.twitter.com/oncUuASqLh
— MadSquire® (@MadSquire) January 19, 2021
Jeremy Pruitt to croots pic.twitter.com/rvlwm9vZgB
— TURQOUISE CLASSIC (@TribeTooLive) January 19, 2021
I need that #1 w/apple pie @McDonaldsETN
— L. Little (@DBL_L_01) January 19, 2021
— Scott Harris (@eightfootrobot) January 19, 2021
Does McDonald’s already sponsor Tennessee athletics? If not, seems like a great marketing opportunity
— Jake Reuse (@ReuseRecruiting) January 19, 2021
Gonna miss this recruiting staff. pic.twitter.com/hCJdrGSdj4
— Houston Kress (@VolRumorMill) January 19, 2021
Tennessee online sports betting officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.