KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A TV network website reports that the
misleading information Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl provided to the
NCAA related to illegally hosting two recruits at his home in 2008.
According to a report by CBSSports.com, Pearl hosted prospects
Josh Selby and Aaron Craft when they were juniors. The NCAA
prohibits off-campus contact between coaches and prospects in their
The report says the NCAA had a photo taken of Pearl and Craft at
Pearl's home at the time the coach was interviewed about possible
excessive contact with recruits.
A Tennessee spokesman declined comment.
Pearl publicly apologized Friday for misleading the NCAA.
Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton docked Pearl's salary by
$1.5 million over the next five years and banned him from
off-campus recruiting for one year.
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