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Craft on Pearl: "My heart goes out to him."

Posted on: March 21, 2011 4:25 pm
Edited on: March 21, 2011 4:27 pm
 
Aaron Craft is one of the reasons Ohio State is the No. 1 overall seed in this NCAA tournament.

He's also, at least partly, the reason Tennessee fired Bruce Pearl on Monday.

Pearl's NCAA troubles that led to his dismissal began last summer when the NCAA obtained a photo that showed Pearl hosting Craft at his Knoxville home in September 2008. Because Craft was a high school junior at the time, the contact was impermissible. Pearl lied about the details of the picture when the NCAA initially approached him about it. He was charged with unethical conduct last month and let go three days after UT's season ended.

Craft commented about Pearl to CBSSports.com.

"My heart goes out to him," Craft said. "I feel bad for Coach Pearl. He was a good guy to me. My heart goes out."

Ohio State plays Kentucky on Friday in the Sweet 16.
Comments

Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: March 21, 2011 7:01 pm
 

Craft on Pearl: "My heart goes out to him."



Are you kidding me?  Pearl had high school sophomores and juniors at his house, which is against NCAA rules.  Then when questioned about it he flat out lied and denied it.  He didn't admit they were even there until pictures came out of the kids at his house.  Meanwhile Tressel received an email from a federal attorney saying his players were hanging out with a bad dude and they should probably stay away from him.  It also said this dude was in the middle of a federal investigation and to keep it confidential.  So he did. 

Now - you tell me which is worse??



Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: March 21, 2011 6:34 pm
 

Craft on Pearl: "My heart goes out to him."

FIRE JIM TRESSEL TOO!! HE lied about money and benefits his players received...far worse than "hosting" a kid.  Tressel had the kids directly under his nose.  Which is worse?  Honestly?....you decide!



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: March 21, 2011 6:25 pm
 

Craft on Pearl: "My heart goes out to him."

I'm sorry, what are you trying to say?



Since: Mar 21, 2011
Posted on: March 21, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Craft on Pearl: "My heart goes out to him."

If there is any karma in this world, his "heart will go out" to CJT after this season- hope you never cross the line Coach Matta, this may just come back to bite you too..........


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