If you’re gonna violate a recruiting rule … actually I think that’s more like a societal norm about sexual harassment, but whatever. Pearl apparently felt bad about
molesting hugging EA during the UT-Memphis game and likely sending her to the dry cleaners with some sort of sweaty orange stain on her outfit. That’s why he texted her, which he explained to Dan Patrick in Sports Illustrated.
DP: [During the Memphis game], you can’t be putting your hands on Erin Andrews at halftime, Coach.
BP: Erin is a terrific sideline reporter, she knows the game, but she’s also very engaging. I actually called her and texted her back, and I apologized if in any way that was unprofessional.
DP: Is texting her an NCAA violation?
BP: No, she’s not a prospect.
DP: Oh, yes, she is.
BP: She’s way out of my league when it comes to that category.
DP: You’re not even a mid-major?
BP: Absolutely not. I’m D-II.
DP: When is the last time you accidentally broke an NCAA rule?
BP: Probably sometime in this conversation.
Ha! Ha.Ha.Ha. You know what’s not funny? The way Pearl circrumvrented the question about recruiting violations by offering up a sarcastic remark. Like anyone can actually win in Wisconsin-GB without “bending” the “rules”. Come on!
Via Awful Announcing