Lane did not hold back on his old coach.
The former Tennessee running back (2011-14), who played his final two years under Butch Jones, appeared on the “4th and Truth” podcast today to discuss his time in Knoxville.
During his segment, Lane alleged that Jones sandbagged his NFL chances by bad-mouthing him to pro teams, and also used him to “threaten kids’ life” with other players.
You can listen to the full interview below.
Here is the transcription of some of Lane’s comments, courtesy of 247Sports.
“My agent — God bless, he’s dead now — Mr. Eugene Parker was my agent at the time, and I knew him since I was in high school. After my college career, we was on the phone talking to teams and a couple was saying that my character [was bad], my off-field habits [were bad], and that I couldn’t read playbooks. I went through four offenses in four years at UT, so reading a playbook and doing all that wasn’t a problem.”
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“He used me to somewhat run a couple of players off the team that he didn’t want on there. You know, like threaten kids’ life. It’s either his way or he’ll take their future away from them or put them on a one-year scholarship probation.”
Regardless, it is a good thing for all parties that Jones is no longer in charge at UT.
[ 247 Sports ]