Jeremy Pruitt responds to report of Vol football investigation

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn — After Tennessee’s 34-13 loss against No. 5 Texas A&M, questions quickly turned to the possibility of an internal investigation into the recruiting habits of the football program after a report surfaced during the first quarter of Saturday’s contest.

“I hadn’t seen no article or anything like that, but anytime in college football or college athletics you have typical compliance stuff and that’s all I know,” Pruitt said during the postgame press conference.

The article in question, originally reported by Fox Sports Knox’s Trey Wallace, alleges the football program is being investigated by its own compliance department and the NCAA for alleged recruiting violations and impermissible benefits to current student-athletes.

In a statement, UT spokesperson Tom Satkowiak shared with 10News, “In keeping with our institutional commitment to compliance, we often look closely at regulatory issues that are brought to our attention via internal or external channels. Maintaining compliance is a shared responsibility, and active monitoring is part of that process.”

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