UT: NCAA hearing was "fair"

By: Wes Boling Email
By: Wes Boling Email

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WVLT) -- Members of the Tennessee Athletic Department spent more than 10 hours in front of the NCAA Committee on Infractions Saturday, responding to 12 major violations committed by the football and basketball programs.

“We are glad we had the opportunity to present our case." Chancellor Jimmy Cheek said in a written statement released after the hearing. "We feel it was a fair hearing, and we look forward to the resolution of this matter.”

Former Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl was the final participant to leave the meeting room, departing at approximately 7:20 p.m. after about five hours of interviews by the committee. Former UT football coach Lane Kiffin and the football program endured approximately five hours of questioning as well.

Pearl said the hearing was difficult and that the saga was far from over, as Tennessee will learn of its punishment in the next three months or so.

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  • by bo ballew Location: speedwell tennessee on Jun 12, 2011 at 02:21 AM
    i expect the basketball & baseball team to get hit very hard,and i expect the football team to take a hit,but i think that pearl,kiffen,and raleigh should suffer more than ut .kiffen,s peniltys shouls carry over to usc he should be suspended for six games and fined a third of his salry,pearl,raliegh,and hamilton should be fined the same amount as kiffen .and since it was their ineptness that got ut in trouble any cash payments owed should be stopped and they all should have to pay ut back all money recieved while at ut.if nothing severe happens to these coaches and ad they will just do it wherever they go.
  • by Not a vol Location: not tn on Jun 11, 2011 at 11:14 PM
    I hope they nail them. They been dirty forever just never caught.Always had a win at all cost program and uninformed, obnoius fans.


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