Last week, a number of rumors regarding Tennessee head coach Butch Jones – including a claim that he punched a player this past summer during practice – made the rounds on social media. This Monday, Jones commented on the rumor, calling it “absolutely ridiculous.” Wednesday night, one of Jones’ former players made an interesting claim on Twitter regarding the situation.
Former Cincinnati punter John Lloyd, who played for Jones from 2010-2012, told his followers that he saw Jones hit players “multiple times” during his time with the Bearcats. He also joked that Jones “probably” made Cincinnati’s video crew delete practice footage. It wasn’t a glowing review of his former coach.
— Football Time in TN (@FootballTimeMag) October 8, 2015
Lloyd has since deleted the tweets and moved his account to private, for what it’s worth.
Despite Jones’ statement on the matter, it doesn’t seem that this story has gone away. We’ll keep you updated.