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Pearl's pay docked $2 million for 'mistakes'

Posted on: September 10, 2010 3:27 pm
Edited on: September 10, 2010 3:34 pm
 
Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl will have his pay docked $2 million over the life of his contract and not be allowed to recruit offcampus from Sept. 24, 2010 to Sept. 23, 2011, the school announced Friday. The development was in response to the NCAA sending an official letter of inquiry after a 17-month investigation into Pearl's program.

"I've made some serious mistakes," Pearl said at a Friday press conference. "For that I'm truly sorry."

School officials did not discuss what NCAA rule Pearl violated.

They only said he "misled" the NCAA during the course of the investigation.

(Click this link to see full list of self-imposed penalties at Tennessee.)
Category: NCAAB
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Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2010 5:00 pm
 

Pearl's pay docked $2 million for 'mistakes'

I dont understand self-imposed sanctions.  It's like going into your criminal hearing and saying "Your Honor, let the record show, I spanked myself last night and went to bed without desert".  I've seen the NCAA pile more on top before, but its just a dumb game of trying to get close to the punishment you expect while catering it to your own preferences.  I hope the NCAA just disregards anything self-imposed and gives them the punishment that they feel is necessary.  If the school wants to spank themselves then that's their business.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2010 4:34 pm
 

Pearl's pay docked $2 million for 'mistakes'

Yes I have been saying too that this guy is a sleeze bag and needs to be fired. All the UT fans  has been telling me I have no clue what Im talking about.



Since: Oct 12, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2010 4:23 pm
 

Pearl's pay docked $2 million for 'mistakes'

Good 'ol Bruce Pearl. Remember when he was blowing the whistle on Illinois a few years back? Looks like he learned a few tricks.



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2010 4:21 pm
 

Pearl's pay docked $2 million for 'mistakes'

I have ran into this guy in the past and have said for years he is trouble.  Sure enough here we go.  It is amazing how character is overlooked for wins.  Tennessee is only getting what they deserve.  It is nice to see a program penalize the coach.  Hopefully the NCAA takes notes, but likely they won't.    Kentucky if you are watching, beware!  You can count on the same situation down the road.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2010 3:50 pm
 

Pearl's pay docked $2 million for 'mistakes'

I guess I'm confused cause we beat your sorry Tigers last year.  Big joke!




Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2010 3:43 pm
 

Pearl's pay docked $2 million for 'mistakes'

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

what a joke the Vols have become!


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