Archive for September 12th, 2010

Say It Ain’t So, Bruce

September 12, 2010

University of Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl

On Friday, September 10, 2010, University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl publicly admitted that he gave “false and misleading” information to the NCAA about possible violations during an investigation of the basketball program.

I was shocked and disappointed to hear this. I had heard Pearl interviewed numerous times on The Jim Rome Show and he always spoke about integrity and doing things right. I admired him, which is why I sent him a copy of my book. He was kind enough to write me a thank you letter on university letterhead.

Pearl’s admission was sadly ironic considering (more…)