Pearl, staff target of NCAA investigation, self-imposed sanctions

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- University of Tennessee Athletics Director Mike Hamilton says head basketball coach Bruce Pearl's salary will be reduced by 25 percent, and there will be other recruiting penalties, following news of an NCAA investigation into alleged recruiting violations by the coach and his staff.

The compensation reduction amounts to about $1.5 million over the term of Pearl's existing contract. Pay for his assistants was also reduced by 25 percent.

Pearl is also banned from engaging in off-campus recruiting for one year.

The news conference comes less than a day after reports surfaced involving an NCAA investigation into the men's basketball program.

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