Report: NCAA case could last until late summer

KNOXVILLE (WVLT) -- The NCAA's investigation of the Tennessee athletic department could last until August, UT athletic director Mike Hamilton told GoVolsXtra Tuesday night.

Tennessee was originally told they would receive a letter of allegations from the organization as early as December.

Hamilton told the newspaper that Tennessee doesn't expect the NCAA to find additional violations beyond what has already been alleged.

When asked about head basketball coach Bruce Pearl's future at Tennessee, Hamilton declined to address hypotheticals and reiterated the proactive approach the University took by docking Pearl's pay and preventing him from hitting the road to recruit.


GoVolsXtra also reported that while Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley will receive a $40,000 bonus for leading the Vols to a bowl game, it is unclear whether he'll receive an additional salary boost.

Other members of the UT coaching staff are likely to receive raises, however. Hamilton expressed his willingness to provide the staff with more money if it is requested by Dooley.

Dooley is scheduled to receive a $100,000 bump in compensation during the offseason, according to the report.

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