Tennessee answers NCAA allegations

Updated: July 25, 2011, 6:36 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee officials say they did not immediately fire former basketball coach Bruce Pearl after he revealed he lied to NCAA investigators because doing so would deter others from reporting misconduct.

The university's official response to the NCAA's 12 allegations of violations shows Pearl continued to cover up wrongdoings though, even after his job was spared.

The coach revealed on his own in July 2010 that he had lied the previous month about improperly hosting ...

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