Mike Slive tries to act tough

It is basketball. Nobody cares.

So what better sport than basketball to act tough?

Slive released this statement: “The suspension from coaching duties has been imposed after a careful review of the facts established during the NCAA’s investigation and reported to the SEC office,” said Slive. “I am extremely disappointed in the nature of the violations involving Coach Pearl and the Tennessee men’s basketball program. The penalty applied to this circumstance is significant, which is consistent with the directive approved by the SEC membership in 2010 granting the Commissioner authority to act in such cases.”

Of course, the Commissioner has not acted in the case of dangerous hits committed by Auburn or the unethical conduct shown during the Cam Newton recruiting scandal.

Below is the AP report on Bruce Pearl’s suspension.