Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at 1:04 pm  |  5 responses

Bruce Pearl Knew Hosting Recruits Was Violation

Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl admitted to knowingly violating NCAA rules by hosting recruits at his home, and telling them to keep quiet. The cookout cost current Tennessee freshman guard Jordan McRae his eligibility this season. The school terminated Pearl’s previous contract and is offering him a new deal that reflects UT taking $1.5 million from Pearl’s salary. From Vols Xtra: “The revised contract the University of Tennessee has offered men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl would pay him $1.5 million each of the next two seasons and $10 million over the next five years, according to UT athletic department sources familiar with the situation. Pearl’s previous contract called for him to make $2 million this season, $2.1 million next season and $11.5 over the next five years.”

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  • Mitch

    he shouldnt be payed anything. what a joke. cost a dude his eligibility

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    that might have been the dumbest thing ever. hey, im having a bbq, come over, but dont tell anyone cuz we will all get in trouble. well, you more than me, i wont be in any real trouble, ill still get paid millions, while your whole college experience will be pretty much ruined. BYOB

  • Mike

    What is Tennessee thinking? New contract? Get rid of him before he makes them follow in Sampson’s (Indiana ex coach)footsteps…

  • kb24mj23

    Dang… and the dang player lost his eligibility? Thats ridiculous that the coach still gets paid millions, but the player takes the heat. F’d up man.

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