Brown, Vols get good news

August, 27, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

It sounds like the NCAA got it right by clearing Tennessee freshman running back Bryce Brown and not suspending him for any games.

If his only transgression was being a part of some fund-raising trips as a high school sophomore, it would seem unfair to penalize him now as a freshman in college.

His involvement with adviser/handler Brian Butler during the recruiting process was clearly a red flag for a lot of schools (and probably the NCAA), but Brown's college football debut won't be delayed because of it.

On a related note, Tennessee's compliance director, Brad Bertani, has been an unsung MVP the past few years when you look at some of the things he's been able to get done for the Vols. He was also heavily involved in the appeal to get defensive end Gerald Williams eligible last year.

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