Three-year show-cause for Bruce Pearl

Updated: August 25, 2011, 1:19 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

The NCAA has long been criticized for punishing programs instead of individuals. But a new era emerged Wednesday when its committee on infractions ruled that new Tennessee men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin and his current players won't have to pay for the improprieties of predecessor Bruce Pearl and the three assistants who worked for him.

Pearl received a three-year show-cause penalty, and Tony Jones, Steve Forbes and Jason Shay all received one-year show-cause penalties, according to ...

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