Bruce Pearl Still Punished Until August For Previous Recruiting Violations

BPBruce Pearl has been hired as Auburn’s new basketball coach after the Tigers finished a disappointing 14-16 season.

But for those who’ve followed the sport and know why Pearl was available to be hired at Auburn to begin with, there are a few questions regarding his new post with the Tigers.

Pearl, 54, was fired by Tennessee on March 21, 2011, because of two reasons: he committed recruiting violations, but more specifically, he lied to NCAA investigators about those violations and asked others being investigated in the case to do the same.

Pearl’s show-cause penalty ends on Aug. 23 of this year.

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