Tennessee’s Bruce Pearl acknowledges giving false information to NCAA during investigation

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl has acknowledged providing misleading and incorrect information to the NCAA during a 17-month investigation into possible recruiting violations.
And Tennessee is making him pay for his actions.
Vols athletic director Mike Hamilton is reducing Pearl’s pay by $1.5 million over five years and prohibiting him from participating in off-campus recruiting for a year beginning Sept 24.
“I’ve made some serious mistakes, and for that I’m truly sorry,” a tearful Pearl said during a Friday news conference.