Bruce Pearl Gets Three-Year Penalty, Tennessee Avoids Further Sanctions

The University of Tennessee escaped further sanctions beyond what they've already self-imposed on Tuesday when the NCAA reportedly decided, according to a source.

The NCAA will announce its official findings from June's Committee on Infractions hearing Wednesday.

Tennessee self-imposed two years of probation for the athletic department, along with various self-imposed penalties to the men's basketball and football programs.

Bruce Pearl, however, is looking at harsher penalties for his infractions.

Former men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl will receive a three-year show cause penalty while his three former assistants - Tony Jones, Jason Shay and Steve Forbes - all will receive a one-year show cause penalty.

Pearl said Tuesday that he has not been told the length of his penalty, though it is believed to be for three-years.

Pearl is still mulling over a decision to coach the NBA D-League's Texas Legends, which would reportedly pay $500,000 a year.

For more on Vols hoops, visit Rocky Top Talk.

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