KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A new report from TMZ alleges former Vols linebacker Jeremy Banks threatened a female student.
LB Jeremy Banks arrested July 17 for an outstanding warrant for not paying traffic violation fines and driving with a suspended license. / (Source: UT Sports)
TMZ said the female student, who also goes to the University of Tennessee, told the news outlet that Banks threatened to "smack" her outside of a party after she wouldn't let him inside on August 24.
She told TMZ Banks had been harassing her for months and provided video of the alleged August incident.
TMZ released the report on October 4 hours after the University of Tennessee Athletic Department announced Banks had been cut from the team.
The decision to dismiss Banks came on the heels of a September arrest in which University of Tennessee Police Department body camera footage shows Banks having an exchange with officers during a traffic stop.
During questioning, Banks used vulgar language towards the UTPD officer. Banks was eventually handcuffed and put in the back of a patrol car.
At one point during an exchange with an officer Banks said, "I've been dealing with police all my life. I don't think you want to be an intern. Where I'm from we shoot at cops. I'm from Memphis, Tennessee. And what would you do without that badge though? That's all I want to know."
The officer responded, "Without the badge? Wouldn't be here."
Banks replied, "Ya'll wouldn't want to see me without that badge."
UT's athletics department released a statement on Friday announcing Banks' dismissal from the team. The release included a quote from head coach Jeremy Pruitt.
"I have made the decision to remove Jeremy Banks from our football program.
While I will continue to support Jeremy in the next steps in his life, information I recently received made it clear that this decision is in the best interest of the football program and the university."
A UTPD officer pulled over Banks just before 4 a.m. Sunday, September 15 for making an illegal U-turn at Volunteer and Lake Loudoun boulevards.
An arrest report states Banks had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in Knox County court. In the body cam footage, Banks admits to having a suspended license. Court documents show Banks was cited for driving on a suspended license July 17.
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