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A 4-Star SEC Player Left His Team At Halftime Tonight

A sideline view of Alabama playing Tennessee.

KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 15: A general view of the play during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Update: Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt has clarified that Sapp did not "quit" the team at halftime, but was asked to leave the field after he refused to go into the game. His future with the team is up in the air.

Earlier: A four-star Tennessee football player apparently quit his team at halftime of tonight's game, according to reports that have since been confirmed by the Volunteers' head coach. Quart'e Sapp, a four-star linebacker from Georgia, reportedly quit the Tennessee team and ran off the field toward the end of the first half tonight. The Volunteers got crushed by Florida at Neyland Stadium. "Quarte Sapp quit the team at halftime. True story. He ran off near the end of the 2nd, motioned to his mom (in front of us), and walked off the field," tweeted one fan.

The quitting rumors were swirling about Sapp throughout the second half.

Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt confirmed the Sapp news while speaking to reporters tonight. He says he told the former four-star recruit to leave the team. "Since I've been here, he's been a really good ambassador to our program. But he did. He left the field during the game because he didn't go into the game when he asked," he told reporters. Pruitt said that he told Sapp to leave.

Sapp's status with the Tennessee program is now up in the air, but things aren't looking good.

Nothing is getting easier for Tennessee moving forward, either. The Vols are set to take on No. 2 Georgia in Athens next Saturday.