Four former Tennessee coaches have been given show causes ranging from 3-5 years by the NCAA, as the violations or penalties to the school and remaining people involved, are still pending.

The agreed-upon violations occurred over several academic years and involved cash payments to recruits and their families, impermissible recruiting contacts during a COVID dead period, and impermissible recruiting inducements during unofficial visits, the NCAA announced on Tuesday.

The Committee on Infractions admitted to separating the cases and allowed the coaches to immediately begin serving their penalties while awaiting the committee’s final decision. That decision also will include any findings and penalties for the school and remaining individuals who have contested the violations and/or penalties, the NCAA said.

The coaches, as reported by Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger, are former UT inside linebackers coach Brian Niedermeyer, outside linebackers coach Shelton Felton, director of player personnel Drew Hughes and student assistant Michael Magness. They reached a negotiated resolution with the NCAA rather than go through a hearing.

Former coach Jeremy Pruitt, as well as assistant Derrick Ansley, were not involved in the resolutions.

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