Jeremy Pruitt Addresses Phone Call With Tennessee Police

first_imgJeremy Pruitt standing on the sideline.CHARLOTTE, NC – SEPTEMBER 01: Head coach Jeremy Pruitt of the Tennessee Volunteers watches on against the West Virginia Mountaineers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Jeremy Pruitt’s on-field results at Tennessee have been sub-par this fall. This week, the Vols head coach found himself in a weird off-field situation as well.Last month, Tennessee linebacker Jeremy Banks was arrested after 3 a.m. on an outstanding warrant over unpaid tickets.During the arrest, the officers allowed him to call Pruitt twice. The coach answered at around 3:45 a.m., and had some interesting things to say about the nature of the arrest:“This is the silliest s— I’ve ever seen in my life,” Pruitt said during the phone conversation. “I’ve got it. I understand. I’ve worked at four places, and I ain’t ever had no crap like this except for here. Because the people usually say, ‘Hey, something’s not right here.’”“Go ahead. Do your civic duty, man,” Pruitt said later in the conversation.Based on just that quote, it sounded as if Pruitt was surprised that his player was being arrested at all. He went on to explain that he was thrown off by answering a call that early in the morning, and was under the impression that Banks’ ticket had been paid. From the Knoxville News Sentinel:“When you get a phone call at 3:30 in the morning, you’re always going to take it,” Pruitt said. “To be honest, when I got the phone call, I had no idea who I was talking to, probably for the first two minutes. By the time I got it figured out, there was obviously some confusion, because it was late, but I appreciate the officer talking to me and doing his job.”[…]“The point was, the warrant was issued, and it had been issued for (a few weeks), and I wasn’t aware of it, and that’s something that we’ve got to do a better job to focus on our players so you don’t have a speeding ticket or anything that turns into something like this.“We’ve got to do a better job as a staff to know what’s going on, and that’s something we’ve got to have a relationship to get it figured out.”Jeremy Pruitt also reiterated that Banks was in the wrong, especially with threatening comments made to the officers during the arrest.Banks was not suspended after the arrest. The converted running back has played well in his new role on defense, intercepting two passes against Chattanooga in UT’s lone win of the season.[Knoxville News Sentinel]last_img read more

Crystal Shines Spotlight On 2019, 2020 & 2021 Experiences Of Discovery Theme Cruises

first_imgBroadway talent, world-class golf courses, culinary delights and more on the marquee for Crystal Ocean voyages  MIAMI, November 15, 2018 – Luxury travelers can pursue their favorite passions and create new ones as they travel the world with the World’s Most Awarded Cruise Line, as Crystal Cruises unveils its expansive roster of theme cruises for the next three years. The 2019, 2020 and 2021 Experiences of Discovery voyages will present enhanced programming in specialized subjects, featuring special guest lecturers and instructors for interactive sessions on board, as well as experiences ashore that further enhance the immersive voyages. Several of the line’s all-inclusive luxury sailings will feature programming for more than one dedicated theme, allowing guests to further expand their interests. “Luxury travelers expect to be enlightened and stimulated as they explore the world with Crystal, and our ‘Experiences of Discovery’ offer opportunities for them to broaden their horizons even further,” said Carmen Roig, senior vice president of marketing and sales. “Whether piquing guests’ interest in a new area or deepening their fascinations with long-held pastimes, the programming for each of these voyages is designed to spark conversation and an increasing curiosity for travelers.” Featuring a lineup of classic themes long favored by travelers, Crystal Cruises’ 2019, 2020 and 2021 theme cruises aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity include: President’s Cruise – Crystal president and CEO, Tom Wolber, and his wife, Sharon, will host special receptions, Q&A sessions and an excursion ashore aboard Crystal Symphony.2019: December 12020: December 7 Crystal on Broadway – Crystal’s stages will feature performances and engaging presentations from the creative talents of stage and theatre, thanks to Crystal’s partnership with multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Kevin McCollum, on voyages in the Mediterranean and Western Europe, Alaska, South Pacific, Caribbean, Mexico, South America, Pacific West Coast and Hawaii.2019: January 5, 6 and 14, April 8, May 29, July 2, 12, 29 and 30, August 10 and 12, September 17, 21 and 28, October 10, 11, 23 and 25, November 8 and 24, December 1, 11, 14, 21 and 22. Crystal Wine & Food Festival – Accomplished and acclaimed chefs, wine sommeliers, mixologists and other culinary masters share expertise with special dinners, hands-on instruction and demos and tastings in the South Pacific, Australia, North Cape, Asia, Caribbean, Western and Northern Europe, Arabian Gulf, North American East Coast, and South and Central America.2019: January 5 and 14, April 26, June 21, September 28 and November 242020: March 3, May 8, June 19, August 30, October 23 and 302021: January 5 and 21, April 8 and 24, June 13 and October 27 Golf – Golfers can perfect their swing on board with PGA instructors and learn insights of the PGA tour from guest golf celebrities and experts. Ashore, they can challenge their handicap on spectacular and renowned courses in Western Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia and Pacific West Coast and Hawaii, with Crystal taking care of the details, including club transport, storage and cleaning, plus special onboard instruction from pros and friendly competitions among players.2019: June 10, August 12 and December 212020: March 1 and July 252021: February 19, April 13, July 20, August 13 and 20 and September 5 Big Band & Ballroom Dance – Live daily and nightly performances throughout the ship, plus additional Ambassador Hosts for ladies without dance partners, allow guests to swing, tango, waltz and rhumba their way across the Atlantic and through the Panama Canal.2019: October 11 and November 122020: August 30 and November 212021: October 26 Jazz Days & Cabaret Nights – Live performances by some of today’s jazz greats and presentations from experts and historians about the legends of the craft add rhythm to the South Pacific, North American East Coast, Mediterranean, Mexico and Costa Rica.2019: February 19 and September 282020: October 302021: October 11 Mind, Body & Spirit – Health and wellness experts from Tai Chi masters and yoga gurus to nutritionists and Cleveland Clinic medical minds will share tips for living one’s best life on North Cape, Mediterranean, Arabian Gulf, Caribbean and Australia and New Zealand voyages.2019: June 21 and October 252020: May 10 and October 232021: December 6 Magic – Crystal’s exclusive partnership with the renowned Magic Castle presents the sleight of hand and mesmerizing illusions of talented magicians in the Caribbean, New England and Canada.2019: November 242020: September 202021: December 12 Film & Theatre – Fans of stage and cinema will be treated to performances and showings of classics, plus entertaining presentations and Q&A with some of show biz’s great minds in Japan, Alaska, Europe and the north American East Coast.2019: May 262020: August 192021: September 5 Ocean Views – Acclaimed guest speakers join panel discussions on politics and world affairs, inviting guests to engage in Q&A sessions and real-time debate via interactive polling devices on sailings through the Caribbean, South Pacific, Africa, Western Europe, Holy Land, India, Arabian Gulf, China and Japan.2019: January 5 and 14, March 13 and May 92020: January 22, April 3 and May 82021: January 5, 21 and 27, March 22 and April 24 Crystal Society – Returning guests will be treated to special receptions, excursions and other perks on a celebratory sailing in the Caribbean.2019: October 252020: October 302021: January 5 and 21, May 12 Detailed information about guest lecturers and experts for each Experiences of Discoveryvoyage will be announced when confirmed.  About Crystal The world-renowned Crystal Experience – featuring global journeys with Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Luxury Air – continues to be the distinctive choice of the world’s most discerning travelers. Crystal has been recognized with top honors in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for a record 25 years; voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 20 years; and won the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso for four years (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018).  Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the professionals of ASTA. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel professional, call 888.799.2437, or visit Join the hundreds of thousands who subscribe to the Crystal Insiderblog, follow Crystal Cruises’ Facebook page and @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram, and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises.last_img read more