One-on-one with former UT head coach Jeremy Pruitt’s attorney

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Tennessee football is no longer under the leadership of Jeremy Pruitt.

Now, just days after news broke of his firing, WATE 6 On Your Side’s Elizabeth Kuebel is speaking for the first time with Pruitt’s attorney in a one-on-one interview.

Michael Lyons, of Dallas-based trial firm Lyons & Simmons, said Pruitt accepts the fact he was terminated, but what he doesn’t accept is the university did it with cause. That means they will not pay Pruitt’s buyout.

“This is big boy college football. Institutions can make whatever changes they want, they can terminate people. The question is whether they can terminate them for cause and avoid their obligations under the contract,” Lyons said.

Earlier this week, UT leadership announced they were terminating Pruitt with cause, citing failure to create a culture of compliance.

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