Deadline passes on Tyndall appeal

Deadline passes on Tyndall appeal

JACKSON, MS (WMC) - An attorney for former Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall says the NCAA's Committee on Infractions missed its deadline to respond to the coach's appeal.

The NCAA gave Tyndall a 10-year show-cause penalty after the governing body ruled he orchestrated academic fraud designed to land recruits as well as other misconduct while coaching at Southern Miss.

His attorney said because the NCAA missed its Tuesday deadline, any response from the committee should be denied and all previous penalties against Tyndall be dropped.

Tyndall was fired as Tennessee's coach in March 2015 due to the possibility the NCAA might penalize him.

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