Are they sure it was McDonald's and not a McDowells bag? Like when Eddie Murphy took all of Arsenios pocket money and put in a sack and gave to Randolph and Mortimer?? Hmmmm?? How long this been going on??Ha, gotta love the thought of handing out cash in McDonald's bags. It fits pefectly the popular cliche of what the $EC has been doing for years - bags of cash.
Now I doubt Tennessee cared much about using cash bribes to recruit. What they cared about was those coaches being dumb and sloppy enough to get caught.
Several articles have cited Donde Plowman, Chancellor, for the firings at Tennessee. That name was familiar.... She was the Dean of UNL's Business College, and Exec. Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at UNL before accepting the position at the Univ. of Tennessee.
Martinez and Penix were both committed to Tennessee, same class. When Pruitt was hired, he pulled Penix's offer a week before the December signing date. UT still wanted Martinez. At that point he chose Nebraska.