Tennessee has concluded its investigation of its previous football coaching staff. The school will not impose a post season ban on the team. Tennessee fired Jeremy Pruitt and several members of his staff after the investigation began last November.The NCAA has not made its ruling on the program yet.Tennessee still could face sanctions and self-impose penalties, such as recruiting restrictions and potentially scholarship reductions, from the investigation as well.
Full Statement from Tennessee:
"The university has completed its investigation of rules violations within the football program. We are moving forward with our focus on rebuilding our football program and supporting student-athletes. We will now work to finalize a fair and efficient resolution through the applicable process while navigating a rapidly changing landscape in intercollegiate athletics that includes transformative change for the NCAA, the Alston decision and significant new name, image and likeness rights for our student-athletes.
"We will hold ourselves accountable considering the nature of the violations, our prompt investigation and corrective personnel actions, the new recruiting environment and other factors. In the interest of protecting the rights of innocent student-athletes, the university will not impose a postseason bowl ban. NCAA bylaws prevent us from sharing details of the investigation at this time, but we do commit to providing that information when we are able. We appreciate the patience and support of our fans during this process."