Bruce Pearl Knew Hosting Recruits Was Violation

by October 23, 2010
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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.”