Vols’ Maurice Couch ruled permanently ineligible by NCAA, UT will appeal decision

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The NCAA has permanently ruled Tennessee defensive tackle Maurice Couch, who has been ruled ineligible since the third week of the season by Tennessee’s compliance office, ineligible for the remainder of the season.

Couch was one of five players who were alleged to have received improper benefits, a report that included former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, Mississippi State’s Chad Bumphis and Fletcher Cox and Alabama lineman DJ Fluker.

There has been no other word by the NCAA regarding the status of Mississippi State, Tennessee or Alabama and whether or not they will face any sanctions from the allegations.

Tennessee will appeal the ruling.

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