Report: NCAA upholds ruling against Donnie Tyndall

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Donnie Tyndall’s efforts to appeal his 10-year show-cause penalty have been denied, according to a report from USA Today.

The penalty is the result the NCAA finding that Tyndall, while the head coach at Southern Miss, had directed staff members to commit academic fraud while trying to get incoming recruits eligible to play and that he made payments to academic non-qualifiers who were not on scholarship.

Tyndall filed an appeal with the NCAA Infractions Committee stating, essentially, that his penalty, one of the most severe ever given out by the NCAA, was the result of one witness that had lied to them after the NCAA had granted him immunity.

Tyndall is currently coaching in the D-League.