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Jeremy Pruitt says he asked Quart’e Sapp to leave the sidelines after he refused to enter the game

A developing situation.

NCAA Football: South Carolina at Tennessee Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

It was a bad night all the way around for the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday night against the Florida Gators. Somewhere in the midst of a 47-21 loss, the Vols had some drama on the sidelines.

Apparently, junior linebacker Quart’e Sapp was asked to leave the field after he refused to go back into the game. Head coach Jeremy Pruitt addressed the situation during his postgame press conference.

“You know what, since I’ve been here Quart’e has been a really good ambassador to our program,” Pruitt said. “He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do. But he did — he left the field during the game. Because he wouldn’t go back into the game when he was asked to go in. So I don’t know how things were done here before, but you know, when you tell somebody to go in, they refuse to go in, we’re not going to do that around here. So I asked him to leave.”

Pruitt was then asked whether or not Sapp would remain on the team, to which he said “I don’t think right now is the time to discuss that. There’s no secrets. It is what it is.”

This will be a story to follow in the coming days for sure. We will update this post if we get anymore information.