Once Seen as Virtuous, Pearl Opts to Do Wrong

Once Seen as Virtuous, Pearl Opts to Do Wrong

He did the right thing, that was Bruce Pearl's mantra. When his peers labeled him a rat and a snitch and ostracized him within his profession for nearly 15 years because he turned in Illinois, Pearl held fast to his strongest defense -- that he did the right thing.

And so to hear a teary-eyed Pearl admit that he did the wrong thing, that he misled NCAA investigators, it was both deliciously ironic and depressingly eye-opening.

This is what we've come to, apparently. Even the one who suffered for his principles has been sucked into the vortex of anything for survival.

I shouldn't be surprised.

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