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Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

Posted on: July 22, 2011 5:11 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 5:27 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Given the craziness breaking out in Columbus, Tennessee picked an awfully nice time to make a little announcement of their own: the Volunteers are self-imposing two years' worth of probation following violations committed under Lane Kiffin and former men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl.

The NCAA Committee on Infractions could still set stiffer penalties at their meeting with the Vols, a meeting that at this time remains unscheduled but which should occur in the next eight weeks. But the university feels "the penalties imposed during the course of its investigation, coupled with its corrective measures, adequately address the violations that occurred."

Besides the probation, the school also imposed some minor recruiting restrictions on Derek Dooley's (as well as new hoops coach Cuonzo Martin's) staff. Their 168 "recruiting days" for the spring 2011 evaluation period were cut to 162, and only five members of Dooley's 10-member staff are allowed to make telephone calls to recruits on Nov. 1 of this year, the first day of the "recruiting "contact period."

The penalties come in addition to a number of other penalties issued by Tennessee compliance earlier this year. As the story from the Knoxville News-Sentinel reports:
As noted in the response [to the NCAA], all individuals associated with the violations, with the exception of football Director of Player Personnel Steve Rubio, are no longer employed by the university. That includes former athletic director Mike Hamilton, who resigned days before the June hearing, and former men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl and his three assistants, who all collectively misled NCAA investigators during June 2010 interviews.
The NCAA may slap on another year of probation or offer a few more (more substantial) recruiting restrictions. But unless another violation is uncovered during the two-year probation period, the worst for Tennessee athletics is now probably over.

Comments

Since: Jan 18, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

Spelling the word "those" with an "I" in it is a typo that happens when people type very quick messages.  I have never thought I am superior to people who make typos.  I make them everyday.  Not knowing the difference between "your" and "you're" is lack of intelligence, which too many people on this board suffer from.  

Defend the idiots, though.  That's what makes America the piece of crap that it is.  You know, the country where a bunch of our kids can't spell or find Canada on a map.  But don't worry because our phones will think for us and help the rich get richer.  The poor souls are people without critical-thinking skills, which is half the people posting moronic messages on here.  "Mommy told me I was important, so my opinion matters."  Pathetic. 

Still, nice catch.  I flew through that message and didn't think about any potential typos. 



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: July 23, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

Thiose?

Hi pot meet kettle

I love when people think they are superior to others... poor soul

Hahahaha!  Best. Catch. Ever.



Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: July 23, 2011 11:39 am
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

Uh Huh! I see that Tennessee is jumping on the LSU bandwagon thinking that if they punish themselves they won't be hit as hard. The only difference is that LSU did that from the start and SELF-REPORTED the infractions. Tennessee saw how it worked for LSU and thought they would follow suit. TOO LATE!




Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: July 23, 2011 11:05 am
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

It looks like everyone cheats. In fact, an argument can be made similar to cycling, you cannot compete unless you break the rules.



Since: Jul 29, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2011 9:49 am
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

Thiose?

Hi pot meet kettle

I love when people think they are superior to others... poor soul




Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2011 8:37 am
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

Hey Cal Depen, I was referencing the UGA fan that chimed in first on the commentary with a smartass comment. If you cant understand why, then maybe you should stick with just pop up picture books and let the adults sort it out on here.



Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2011 8:35 am
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

Lane Kiffin can go to hell



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2011 8:13 am
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

Sounds like there are several more violations out there yet to be uncovered by the NCAA.  If they punish themselves for 2 years, that means in reality they probably deserve 5 or more.   Keep digging.



Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2011 3:19 am
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

Penn State is one of the cleaner programs along with BYU.  Either they are clean, or they are just super good at hiding their trash.  Probably should give them the benefit of the doubt.  Not a fan of either team or the SEC, but I just thought I'd clear that up.



Since: Jan 18, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2011 2:27 am
 

Tennessee self-imposes two years' probation

As usual, the guy with the pimp name calls someone an idiot but cannot spell.  By the way slick daddy, your means possession or ownership.  For example, "Hello, Mr. Tebow; your Heisman Trophy and National Championship trophies look beautiful when they are polished to such a shine."  I believe you want you're, or you are if "you are" feeling adventurous and feel like typing out all thiose letters.  

Don't fret, though.  I hear there are plenty of texting contests that encourage illiteracy.  You might even win tickets to see Justin Beiber or Kelly Clarkson with your pre-pubescent spelling skills.  Further, since you live in Tennessee, an independent board has declared that "your" subpar language skills place you in the more intelligent half of the state's populace.  

In all seriousness, however, Penn State is really, really good.  I mean, they got hog-roasted by Florida's worst team in a decade, but they are still good for a Big 10 team.  Maybe if everyone wears white to the next home game, they will disappear, and then the real good SEC teams won't be able to find them to stomp on their "hey diddle-diddle, let's run up the middle" approach to what passes for football in Pennsylvania in 2011.

By the way, what does somple mean?  My pathetic University of Florida education never taught me what your fancy Northern words all mean.  Is somple something like Paterno's game plans from the 60s?      


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