On Monday, The Huffington Post picked up on an awkward Twitter exchange between University of Tennessee football recruit Markeith Ambles and local radio host Heather Harrington. Ambles, a five-star wide receiver who decommitted from the Vols last month after Lane Kiffin’s sudden departure, was riding up to Knoxville from Atlanta on Saturday afternoon with linebackers coach Lance Thompson and recruiting intern Steve Rubio when he posted this tweet: “@AnimalHeather ridin up to k-town wit coach t and rubio and whenever I got there me and u need to go bone to bone pretty girl.” (Nobody’s been able to identify exactly what “bone to bone” means, but it certainly kindles the imagination.) Harrington, a 25-year-old ex-Lady Vol volleyball player and one of the hosts of Doc, Jeff, and Heather in the Morning on WNML 990 AM, replied the following day: “Really? I am not a vol hostess and I don’t hang with recruits.”
The News Sentinel reported on Ambles’ visit—he’d been expected the previous weekend, and last week’s weather had threatened to leave him stranded in Charlotte. Dave Hooker’s story even quoted the first part of Ambles’ tweet, but the “bone to bone” reference was left out, as was Harrington’s public slam-down.