Bruce Pearl To Suffer Longterm Show-Cause Penalty, According To Report

Former Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl will be hit with just about the strongest tool in the NCAA's arsenal, according to Andy Katz. Pearl's multiple-year show-cause penalty will be announced Wednesday, Katz says. 

Pearl assistants Tony Jones, Steve Forbes and Jason Shay will also reportedly have to contend with one-year show-cause marks.

The one-time Vols coach stood before the NCAA Committee on Infractions June 11 due to recruiting violations that at one point included an attempted cover-up. He said at the time he expected the news of his punishment to come out mid-August. And here we are.

That show-cause penalty Pearl is supposed to incur means that if any school wants to hire him as a coach, they'll have to get special clearance from that same committee. Basically, this means Pearl is out of college basketball for the next several years -- he appears to have known this was coming, based on his reported interest in taking a NBA D-League job.

For more on Vols hoops, visit Rocky Top Talk.

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