NCAAF
January 19, 2021
BY Lance Cartelli

Tennessee Recruits Reportedly Received Cash in McDonald's Bags

There's a new meaning to Happy Meal, at least for Tennessee Volunteer recruits. 

On Monday, the University of Tennessee fired coach Jeremy Pruitt with cause amid potential NCAA recruiting violations, and now we have some more juicy details. 

On Tuesday's episode of The Dan Patrick Show, Dan Patrick revealed that Tennessee assistant coaches would put stacks of cash into McDonald's bags and give it to potential recruits. 

"You literally had bag men," said Patrick. "They put the cash in McDonald's bags and handed it to the recruits. ... They weren't even trying to hide it."

Kevin Steele is the current interim coach at Tennessee, while the Volunteers look for Pruitt's replacement, who will surely have to deal with some of the fallout from this fast-food drama. 

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