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Sources: SEC suspending Pearl for 8 league games

Posted on: November 19, 2010 11:57 am
Edited on: November 19, 2010 12:19 pm
 
The SEC is expected to soon announce that Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl will be suspended for this season's first eight league games as punishment for admitted NCAA rules violations, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com on Friday.

An attempt to reach Pearl for comment wasn't immediately successful.

His first SEC game is now expected to be Feb. 8 at Kentucky.

Pearl's future has been uncertain since athletic director Mike Hamilton held a press conference in September to tell reporters that the school's men's basketball program is being investigated by the NCAA. Pearl has since confirmed a CBSSports.com report that detailed how he illegally hosted recruits at his house in 2008 and subsequently misled investigators about it. His contract has been voided, but he's expected to sign a new agreement with Tennessee in the coming months, if not weeks. The school will likely get a notice of allegations from the NCAA sometime in 2011.

The 24th-ranked Vols are off to a 3-0 start this season.

They play Virginia Commonwealth next Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Nov 19, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2010 12:46 pm
 

Sources: SEC suspending Pearl for 8 league games

I think that you have THE wrong slimeball. Bruce Hairball takes that honor hands down. And how ironic for Brucey -- his first SEC game back after the suspension is at Kentucky. Oh my but the students will have a field day. You can phone that one in for sure. Tongue out




Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2010 12:19 pm
 

Sources: SEC suspending Pearl for 8 league games

He would have been fired at many schools-8 games is not enough!



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2010 12:05 pm
 

Sources: SEC suspending Pearl for 8 league games

This is nothing more than that slimy Mike Slive rearing his ugly head again. If it involved his boyfriend, Billy Donovan, there would be no suspensions.


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