Attorney: NCAA missed deadline to respond in Tyndall case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – An attorney for former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall says the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions missed its deadline to respond to the coach’s appeal in the case.

Attorney Don Jackson said in a motion that because the NCAA missed its Tuesday deadline, any response from the committee should be denied. It also requests that all previous penalties against Tyndall be dropped.

The NCAA gave Tyndall a 10-year show-cause penalty in April after the governing body ruled the former Southern Miss coach orchestrated academic fraud designed to land recruits as well as other misconduct that included trying to cover up payments to athletes and potential evidence.

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

CBS Sports first reported the motion.

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