Former Alabama Staffer Receives NCAA Punishment
Former Alabama staffer Jeremy Pruitt has received a six-year show-cause penalty from the NCAA due to violations during his time at Tennessee.
"A six-year show-cause order for the former head coach. Should the head coach become employed in an athletically related position at an NCAA school during that show-cause order, he shall be subject to a suspension from 100% of the first season of his employment," wrote the NCAA in its official release.
The show-cause is just one of many punishments handed down by the NCAA to Tennessee for violations during Pruitt's tenure from 2018-20.
According to the report, the Volunteers penalties include five years of probation, losing multiple football scholarships, an $8 million fine, numerous recruiting penalties, and show-cause penalties for the former director and assistant director of recruiting, and a former assistant coach, just to name a few.
"Over the course of three seasons, the Tennessee football program committed 18 Level I violations — encompassing more than 200 individual infractions — most of which involved recruiting rules violations and direct payments to prospects, current student-athletes and their families, according to a decision released by a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. An additional four Level I unethical conduct violations occurred involving former university employees. The violations resulted in impermissible inducements and benefits totaling approximately $60,000," wrote the NCAA.
To read the full report, click here.
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