SEC suspends Bruce Pearl 8 games

Updated: November 20, 2010, 2:24 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl has been suspended for the Tennessee Volunteers' first eight Southeastern Conference games as punishment from league Commissioner Mike Slive for violating NCAA rules and misleading investigators.

"I have been a very public advocate for playing by the rules," Pearl said Friday. "When you don't play by the rules, these are the things that can happen. So while these penalties that we've self-imposed and now the commissioner's imposing are unprecedentedly ...

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