Former Tennessee coaches receive show cause penalties as NCAA says school violations are still pending
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.
Tennessee online sports betting officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.
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It sure was a Wild West Show when cornbread Pruitt was the HC in Knoxville. It was like a Burger King commercial said…
“No rules, just right”.
Are you suggesting they used McDonalds bags for the cash to throw the NCAA off their trail?
Alabama, Georgia, and Auburn fans re-using the same jokes over and over again be like:
Such a joke. The NCAA isn’t doing anything to stop cheating except making bold statements.
Showing cause should be simple. Did anyone else see their record and product on the field at that time?! They handed out bags of cash CAUSE they couldn’t find another way to get it done in the field!!
well handing out money didnt help anything so I would say if you cant even cheat and win you deserve everything you have coming. The funny thing is Pruitts wife may have a longer show cause than he will…
I think this is why Jeremy Pruitt wasn’t considered for the Bama DC job. If these guys got show causes for from 3-5 years, Pruitt would probably get one for at least that long as he was responsible for the actions of his staff.
That’s what Niedermeyer gets. Punk.
Wasn’t that a villain in ” Animal House” movie too? lol