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When termination meets toleration

Latest Pearl revelation might be most troubling of all ... but don't tell that to Tennessee

Originally Published: October 22, 2010
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

That universities go to the mattress to defend their head coaches is hardly a surprise.

Jim Calhoun went before the Committee on Infractions last week with the full support of his university. Butch Davis remains employed at North Carolina.

But the fact an athletic director penned a rather eye-popping Notice of Termination of Employment Agreement that isn't in fact terminal, may have raised the bar for bewildering behavior by a university athletic department.

The University of ...

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