UT's compliance office looking into Chism's videos with business owner

UT basketball player Wayne Chism

UT basketball player Wayne Chism

Wayne Chism’s attempt at doing reality videos over the past week could result in Tennessee having to self-report a secondary violation.

Chism, a rising senior of the Tennessee men’s basketball team, was ordered by the university to remove the two dozen or so videos he posted on YouTube and Facebook over the past week.

Chism shot the videos with Mike Norton, a personal friend who is the owner and manager of All Pro Truck Tire Service in Knoxville.

Norton’s business was named in a few of the videos, and Chism was wearing a shirt that appeared to bear the logo of All Pro.

Collegiate athletes are not allowed to be associated with endorsements for businesses, even if the act is incidental or unintended, thus Chism’s videos could result in UT self-reporting.

Tom Satkowiak, UT’s basketball sports information director, issued a statement on behalf of the university on Friday.

“When the athletic department was made aware of the videos, Wayne was immediately asked to remove them from the Internet,’’ Satkowiak said. “Some of the videos didn’t portray Wayne in a good light, and he understands that he did not meet the men’s basketball program’s expectations. We’ll use this entire situation as a teaching moment for our student-athletes.

“Our compliance office also has been made aware of the situation.’’

UT coach Bruce Pearl was driving back from the SEC spring meetings in Destin, Fla., on Friday, and declined to comment until he’s able to see the videos.

Norton said he has received phone calls from Pearl inquiring about the footage. Norton said he could tell Pearl was not happy.

“We didn’t mean to get anybody in any kind of trouble,’’ Norton said.

Chism’s final video revealed that UT had instructed him to remove the videos because of the language he used in some of them.

“I didn’t ever think anyone would go snitch on me like that,’’ Chism said in the final video posted on YouTube. “I need to stop making videos because I didn’t think anybody would call the University of Tennessee basketball office and talk about, ‘He (Chism) is cussing a lot on YouTube.’ ”

Chism appeared in the various videos with Norton, and in a few he cursed as he made jokes about such every day activities as driving a stick-shift truck.

Chism also made a self-deprecating joke about the difference between a white man and black man running through a neighborhood as he worked out on an elliptical trainer in another video.

“Wayne’s just a friend of mine; he doesn’t work here,’’ Norton said. “Wayne never got any money or anything.’’

Norton said he and Chism started shooting and posting the videos last weekend.

Chism was shown in short videos riding a four-wheeler, slinging tires, riding and jumping a bicycle at a skate park, driving a truck, playing video games and eating wings.

“To the people who liked the videos we appreciate you watching,’’ Chism said on the final video. “You’ll look on Facebook and YouTube and see all the videos gone.

“The people that called and snitched on me, not cool. But I guess I appreciate that because they said they don’t want to make my image bad.’’

Chism said he made the videos because he was bored, and he was helping Norton out at All Pro because he wanted to get away from basketball for a while.

“That’s all we were doing was goofing off with a video camcorder,’’ Norton said. “Some of our videos were shot here (at All Pro Tire), but most weren’t shot here.’’

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vols21 writes:

Bruce is away, and Wayne will play. Never saw any of the vids - surely it was just all in fun and no harm intended

hotrodvol writes:

"Shite happens" Forrest Gump :)

volsfaninkpt writes:

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back2backchamps writes:

The standard practice will be that UT will have to declare him ineligible and then petition th NCAA for his re-instatement, if in fact he did the videos for a business. It is usually just a game or 2 suspension at most,,,,but the conspiracy guys can start the "the NCAA is out to get us" anytime now.

byobbio writes:

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Who snitched. Was it you Tarheel?

Raynoch writes:

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Not really a black eye at all. Just kind of funny. You are a moron.

jgl#233810 writes:

Seems pretty clear that Chism is yet another athlete with about ten cents worth of judgement.

No Wayne, you didn't get "snitched on" as you tried to whine, conduct that could lead to problems for the institution providing you an education for free were brought to the attention of the appropriate people and they took steps to deal with it. If that's a problem for you then the door swings both ways, don't let it hit you on the way out.

Looks like his off-court judgment isn't any better than his basketball decision making and that's a scary problem at his size.

TommyJack writes:

a non-story

cobbwebb writes:

this whole thing is weak! the NCAA is the most hypocritical organization in america! so wayne cant wear an all pro shirt while on video huh? does this mean everytime a player does a postgame interview with a gatorade towel around his neck, this too is a violation? or what about when the camera follows a player to his bench, and he is handed a cup with dasani plastered all over it! way to go ncaa, you keep right on running your tight ship, and the world will be a better place! by the way has anyone heard anything else about the reggie bush fiasco at socal? didnt think so, me neither! but i bet bama will get theirs in a couple of weeks, and memphis will probably get hammered! damn, this gave me a chance to rant and rave about the ncaa!

DrJCrown_theMagicMan writes:

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cobbwebb writes:

in response to jgl#233810:

Seems pretty clear that Chism is yet another athlete with about ten cents worth of judgement.

No Wayne, you didn't get "snitched on" as you tried to whine, conduct that could lead to problems for the institution providing you an education for free were brought to the attention of the appropriate people and they took steps to deal with it. If that's a problem for you then the door swings both ways, don't let it hit you on the way out.

Looks like his off-court judgment isn't any better than his basketball decision making and that's a scary problem at his size.

off court judgement? get the cobb out of your azz! this is a complete joke! you people have serious problems if you think this is a conduct problem! the kid was playing video games and riding a bike, get real! worry about the knuckleheads that are raping women, or doing drugs, not a guy riding a bmx on video!

Raynoch writes:

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Definitely

I_AmDumbAzz___I_MeanGaytorzz writes:

I think you people are making way too big of an issue out of this. Honestly, why would Chism have any reason to think that this would cause any kind of Secondary Violation? This really no big deal.

OrangeUTnatioN writes:

What a joke...is this really worth writing and / or talking about?

hotrodvol writes:

in response to cobbwebb:

off court judgement? get the cobb out of your azz! this is a complete joke! you people have serious problems if you think this is a conduct problem! the kid was playing video games and riding a bike, get real! worry about the knuckleheads that are raping women, or doing drugs, not a guy riding a bmx on video!

I agree Chism is just having some fun, it's not like he's hitting a bong or riding around town drunk. What is he doing? Learning to drive a stick shift. Dang some of you people kill me, but on the other hand I would rather be fighting with VOL fans than some other fans about it. GO VOLS!

hotrodvol writes:

in response to I_AmDumbAzz___I_MeanGaytorzz:

I think you people are making way too big of an issue out of this. Honestly, why would Chism have any reason to think that this would cause any kind of Secondary Violation? This really no big deal.

The only thing I could see worng was the guy advertising his tire store.

Vol_4_Life writes:

So the university and the athletic department demand that he take the videos down. OK, that seems logical. They could pose problems it sounds like. So why then does our local news provider, who should be supporting our local teams, still have them up. If it is going to cause a violation, take the videos off KNS. Sometimes I wonder why I am not your alls boss.

STNVol09 writes:

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No. But you could apply for Tom Hanks' replacement in the upcoming sequel to Forrest Gump in the lead role. YOu fit the part rather nicely.

RJ_Vol writes:

Dare I say it...Kick him off the team.

Volunatic writes:

He should have made a video for Reasonable Ron's Tires. Their motto rules-- "The best place in town to take a leak."

thevoice writes:

Since no one could be reached for comment, maybe the situation will just blow over?

VolunteerMan writes:

in response to Vol_4_Life:

So the university and the athletic department demand that he take the videos down. OK, that seems logical. They could pose problems it sounds like. So why then does our local news provider, who should be supporting our local teams, still have them up. If it is going to cause a violation, take the videos off KNS. Sometimes I wonder why I am not your alls boss.

Orrrr....maybe a news organization can report the news without a bias. Just an idea I thought I would throw out there.

These videos were fun. Heaven forbid a kid with a good sense of humor having fun. Take a camera down to the strip on the weekend and see if Wayne's actions are as diplorable as what you capture.

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AustinTX_Vol writes:

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nicksjuzunk#646117 writes:

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Man, "your alls" comes through when many other expressions are left gasping for air. It is always clutch in the time of need.

ctownvol writes:

Move along. Nothing to see here.

DrJCrown_theMagicMan writes:

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Fulmer being the ultimate video buff wants to do video of him lying buck naked on a white polar bear skin rug holding our 98 NC.
If this don't turn you on nothing will----LOL!!!

kiffownsfla writes:

Coach cut kicked one of his qbs off the team today at duke.

DrJCrown_theMagicMan writes:

On Govols you can mis-spell a word or 2 around here and talk all kinds of jive but one thing you better never do is say Fulmer is not sexy or say his brand of FB was predictable.

LOL!

kiffownsfla writes:

in response to DrJCrown_theMagicMan:

Fulmer being the ultimate video buff wants to do video of him lying buck naked on a white polar bear skin rug holding our 98 NC.
If this don't turn you on nothing will----LOL!!!

Rotf lmao thats funny!

DrJCrown_theMagicMan writes:

in response to kiffownsfla:

Rotf lmao thats funny!

Fulmer would also have to say""Its Sheek""""!!!

ROFLMAO!!!!

TommyJack writes:

in response to Witch_Doctor:

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Hmmm

tennrich1 writes:

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Are you asking? If not, why the question mark?

dancer4life writes:

I am glad to know that in this recession, obviously All Pro Truck Tire is doing well. They must have more business than they can handle. There priorities are in order. I will take my business somewhere that needs business.

pdhuff#552644 writes:

I think the NCAA needs to add more regulations.

Fatten the rule book.

txvolsfan writes:

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I think I just threw up in my mouth!!!
WOW

dvols writes:

dang.....calipari must be involved

im just sayin

dvols writes:

seriously....this tarheelsrule dude...why does he even care bout vols...shouldnt he be on the dookie board

im just sayin

what a degenerate

Doubles writes:

Did anyone else have visions of Beavis & Butthead, or am I the only one? No offense, but Chism is an immature college kid. How many of us used our best judgements when we were in our early 20's. He's bored and wanted to have some fun. He could've picked a better accomplice, but this can be a learning experience. With the age of technology that we live in, I'm sure this isn't the first video of a college kid to surface on youtube and definitely won't be the last. In the end, yeah, these videos should have been pulled. The "snitches" did the right thing. Wayne, learn a new word. Tattle-tale, stool-pigeon, rat, fink, or whistle-blower would've been appropriate. Glad to see that free education is paying for itself.
I do have to agree with the statement that college athletes are walking endorsements for adidas, Gatorade, & any other company that has invested in the University. To say they can't use any product for fear of being viewed as a "spokesman" for the product is idiotic. The NCAA has very strict rules about signage at all events. No worker, volunteer or paid, is allowed to drink any beverage unless it is in a NCAA approved cup because company X has paid big bucks for the right to advertise. I think things have gone too far.

dvols writes:

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i like it...

stay true baller

im just sayin

BillVol writes:

Wayne is just a typical college student disguised as a major college athlete. He is also one of our most intelligent and brightest Vol athletes. What he did was harmless. Shouldn't the NCAA be more concerned with Calipari than a good kid such as Wayne? This is ridiculous.

I wish someone would step up and challenge the NCAA on stuff like this? Whatever happened to freedom of speech?

BY_HIS_WOUNDS_WE_ARE_HEALED writes:

WAYNE IS A ROLE MODEL TO KIDS EVEN IF HE LIKES IT OR NOT. EVERYONE ELSE IS WRONG AND HE IS NOT. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO BE A MAN, ADMIT YOU ARE WRONG AND MOVE ON.

beachvol1 writes:

This has gotten way out of line, the videos were pretty funny and shows a different side of Wayne, and the NCAA needs to get their house in order...you got a coach that knowingly cheats by letting a sub take a SAT test to keep his all-american point guard eligible and he gets nothing and then a college kid just having some fun and they want to hang him....come on!!!!!

littleorange writes:

Looks as though the childish trolls are playing on their computers again.....

vol88 writes:

in response to TarHeelsRule:

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You need to apply for a job somewhere.

cc623 writes:

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like the daily occurence you have changing your sanitary napkins?

P.S. to the mods:the previous statement is neither vulgar,defamatory,obscene,abusive,threatening,nor an invasion of privacy since it merely asks a question that refers sarcastically to the truth.nuff said

MarbleVol48 writes:

Young men growing up! No drugs, knife's or guns and no police involvement. Removed and forgotten.

JohnsonCity_George writes:

Wayne, Dude, put your seatbelt on.....

Volumnus writes:

I will bet we discipline him sternly, maybe take away his pillow and juice box and make him sit in the corner wearing a dunce cap during nap time. And after AD Hammy punishes CBP sternly like that maybe they can come up with something "educational" to say to Mr. Chism....

How does the song go???? "On a hallowed hill....."

mocsandvolsfan writes:

I'm bored...

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