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New Update On Tennessee Player Who Left Game At Halftime

Tennessee's mascot waves the school flag.

KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 01: The Volunteer mascot waves the flag in the edzone after a Tennessee touchdown as the Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Mississippi Rebels 27-10 at Neyland Stadium on October 1, 2005 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The biggest story from Tennessee's loss to Florida wasn't their actual performance, but their dilemma on the sideline. Well, Volunteers head coach Jeremy Pruitt finally cleared the air on the situation.

After allegedly refusing to enter the game, linebacker Quart'e Sapp was asked to leave the sideline. Sapp then took his opinion to Twitter, saying "I never was asked nor did I ever refuse to go into the game."

Pruitt took the time to meet with Sapp and discuss their differences. With Tennessee visiting Georgia this weekend, it was imperative to make sure this issue doesn't linger.

It's clear that Sapp will remain on the team, despite his role in this odd story.


Pruitt said Monday he has since spoken with Sapp. Pruitt offered no details on the conversation but said "everybody makes mistakes" and "we're going to move on and we'll go from there."

The Volunteers coach also said "I've coached at a lot of places, and I've seen things like this happen before."

Sapp hasn't been great this season, but perhaps he'll get going as conference play begins. At the very least, Tennessee should avoid anymore confrontations on their sideline.