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Big 12 Conference Reprimands Texas Tech Football Coach Tommy Tuberville
July 02, 2010
The Big 12 Conference has announced a public reprimand of Texas Tech University head football coach Tommy Tuberville for recent statements that were a violation of the Big 12 Conference’s Principles and Standards of Sportsmanship, prohibiting public criticism of members.

“Tommy Tuberville’s comments were unfortunate, and contrary to the very strong feelings of unity expressed publicly and privately by the Big 12 Board of Directors and athletic directors,” said Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe.  “Coach Tuberville has admitted that his comments do not reflect his true feelings of respect for the Conference, its leadership, and his excitement about its future and has apologized to the Conference and its members.  In deciding to reprimand Coach Tuberville, I took into account that this is a first-time offense and that he has committed to adhere to the rules and contribute to strengthen the Conference.  If not for these factors, a more significant penalty would be assessed, and will be if there are any future violations.”

“I look forward to putting this matter behind us and working with Texas Tech and Coach Tuberville as we continue to build on the tremendous success of this Conference,” said Commissioner Beebe.

This will serve as the final decision and comment on this matter by all parties.
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