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Bruce Pearl to Receive Multiple-Year Show-Cause Penalty

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ESPN’s Andy Katz is reporting that former Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl will receive a multiple-year show-cause penalty from the NCAA’s committee on infractions. His three former assistants, Tony Jones, Steve Forbes and Jason Shay, will all receive one-year show-cause penalties. Pearl and his staff went before the infractions committee on June 11th. The NCAA called Pearl and the others to alert them that a news release would come out on Wednesday.

What is a “show-cause penalty”? Glad you asked. According to Wikipedia, it’s an “order saying that a coach involved in major rules violations at a university’s athletic program may not be hired by any other NCAA member institutions without permission from the Infractions Committee for a set period of time.” Further: “If a university seeks to hire such a coach, they must ‘show cause’ as to why they should not be penalized for hiring him. Most schools will not even consider hiring a coach with a show-cause penalty in effect; hence the show-cause order effectively blacklists him from the collegiate coaching ranks for the duration of the penalty, and many coaches who are given such a penalty never coach again, even after the expiration of the penalty. The penalty is intended to follow a coach for violations that he had a role in committing.”

Notable coaches who have received the show-cause penalty in the past include: Todd Bozeman, Clem Haskins, Dave Bliss, and Kelvin Sampson. It is one of the NCAA’s harshest penalties.

Kaboom.

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23 Comments for Bruce Pearl to Receive Multiple-Year Show-Cause Penalty



  1. jack
    4:16 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    Ok I give, what the heck is a show cause penalty???



  2. jack
    4:17 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    ok nevermind I found it…lol didn’t think it would be that easy to find out…



  3. SexnNursinHomes
    4:27 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    Man, I bet his ass is sweaty.



  4. Billy Packer's Bald Spot
    4:28 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    I’m no BP fan…but if he gets whacked like that…I can name several people who should have received more than they did…NCAA..Never Consistant About Anything.



  5. StuckindaVille
    4:33 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    If this ends up being true…Jim Tressel is screwed. Since the NCAA is so consistent right? I wonder if JT gets nailed the NFL will impose the same penalty they did on Pryor.



  6. Mark Hamilton
    4:40 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    HAHAHAHAHA, I’M GOING ON HIS FACEBOOK AND WRITE SH*T ALL OVER IT!



  7. golfcat22
    4:48 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    Liar, Liar Pants on FIRE! Goodbye Bruce.



  8. bruces wife
    4:49 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    Thank god I’m hot. Now i can find another man that can actually make money and make me…



  9. sad but true
    4:53 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    Let’s be real here. What Bruce did or didn’t do is ‘nowhere’ near what happened with Tressel and OhioSt. Or Miami.



  10. blitzedanddazed
    5:19 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    Could not have happened to a nicer guy. Bruce Pearl is a proven liar and snitch.
    I look for ESPN to add Pearl to their list of “Jagoffs” that now consists of Forde,
    Corso, Hill, and Van Pelt.



  11. brandi
    5:23 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    This is just another example of disgusting antisemitism in America.



  12. Jones Returns
    5:28 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    crucified – #MrsPearl



  13. philthyphil
    5:39 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    Watch out Coach Hurrt. You’re next.



  14. gossie21
    6:30 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    Isn’t Bozeman coaching again. I swear I saw him coach a game against UofL last year. They played in the one game I went to check out the Yum! Center.

    Just checked. He’s coaching at Morgan State.



  15. Cat fan
    6:52 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    The NCAA bafoons are in the loose! I like Pearl’s attitude and his style. Yes, he made a mistake… But get frickin real! Over a damm bar b que! No respect for the NCAA!



  16. Cat fan
    6:58 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    I hate the ncaa! They are an absolute joke! Pearl gets lambasted and cam newton gets the heisman! Lmao!



  17. barn
    7:15 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    you mean if UK wants to consider brooce for employment we have to wait 3 years? bummer.



  18. Soul Surfer
    7:26 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink


  19. blueblue
    9:32 pm August 23, 2011 Permalink

    If I remember correctly, wasn’t Dwayne Casey put on a 10 year “show cause” after our scandal in the 80’s??



  20. BP
    12:08 am August 24, 2011 Permalink

    Yech



  21. pccatsfan
    6:28 am August 24, 2011 Permalink

    I’ve always felt the NCAA should use the “show cause” hammer more often to punish coaches. But to use it in this case vs other more serious offenses, is just one more example of their utter inconsistency.



  22. Danzigman
    10:11 am August 24, 2011 Permalink

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy!



  23. NBA league pass
    12:41 pm August 24, 2011 Permalink

    I can’t stand the guy, but I think this is a bit heavy handed from the NCAA. If this is a multi year suspension, they should put Jim Tressel in prison!