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NCAA Hits Former Tennessee Coach Donnie Tyndall With 10-Year Show Cause Penalty

The NCAA has hit former Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall with a 10-year show cause penalty for his role in the violations committed at Southern Miss, according to CBS' Gary Parrish. 

Tyndall, 45, was the coach at Southern Miss from 2012-14. During that time, the program reportedly provided improper financial aid for two players and had academic problems with JUCO transfers. Tyndall reportedly lied about this to Tennessee officials and deleted some emails before being questioned by the NCAA. 

Tennessee fired Tyndall after one season in 2015 when the Volunteers' administration became aware of his involvement in the violations at Southern Miss. 


— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS)

The NCAA has hit Donnie Tyndall with a 10-year show-cause penalty for his role in the Southern Miss case, a source told @CBSSports.

— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) April 8, 2016

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The show-cause penalty is one of the harshest penalties the NCAA can enact. Basically, it means that any NCAA penalties imposed on Tyndall will stick with him for 10 years and will be transferred to another school if he's hired before the decade is up.