Bruce Pearl’s sincerity allegedly lasted four days

Bruce Pearl

Bruce Pearl

After being caught lying to NCAA investigators, Bruce Pearl gave a tearful public apology that was quite sincere.

For all of four days.

Four days after Pearl’s press conference, the Tennessee coach allegedly committed another violation.

As Ray Glier of the New York Times writes:

Four days after the N.C.A.A. sent a letter to the University of Tennessee about the recruiting activities of the men’s basketball coach, Bruce Pearl, in September 2010, Pearl is alleged to have committed another recruiting violation.

. . . The new charge against Pearl is an alleged improper contact on Sept. 14, 2010, with Jordan Adams, who was a junior basketball player at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. The N.C.A.A. alleges that Pearl and the assistant coach Tony Jones had a two- to three-minute conversation with Adams before an Oak Hill practice.

Having an extended conversation with a high school junior while off campus is a no-no.

Meanwhile, Dana O’Neil looks at the NCAA’s track record and believes Pearl could be headed toward the dreaded “show-cause” judgement.

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