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Tennessee fires coach Bruce Pearl

By: AP
By: AP

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has fired Bruce Pearl after a
season that saw the coach charged with unethical conduct for lying
to NCAA investigators during a probe into recruiting.

In a statement released late Monday night, athletics director
Mike Hamilton said Tennessee officials made the decision to relieve
Pearl of his duties after additional learning about "additional
violations committed on September 14 and in March 2011" by the
staff.

Tennessee has agreed to pay Pearl $948,728 worth of salary and
benefits as part of his dismissal agreement.


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