Report: UT to escape more penalties, but not Pearl
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WRCB) -- The University of Tennessee will learn its fate Wednesday following a two-year investigation by the NCAA, and UT officials will reportedly be pleased.
The Knoxville News-Sentinel is reporting the NCAA is expected to accept UT's self-imposed penalties, and will not punish the athletics department any further for violations discovered in the men's basketball program under Bruce Pearl and the football program under Lane Kiffin.
However, Pearl will reportedly receive a three-year show cause penalty, which will effectively prevent him from getting a job at an NCAA institution during that time. The News-Sentinel also reports Pearl's three assistants will receive one-year show cause penalties.
Pearl told the paper he will learn his fate Wednesday, but has not been told the length or severity of his penalty.
According to its sources, the News-Sentinel is reporting that Kiffin, along with former football assistant David Reaves, will not be punished after the two "major" violations reported were deemed to be secondary violations.