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Pastner Blames Wife for NCAA Violation

Josh Pastner might want to bring flowers home today after work.

The Memphis coach blamed a minor NCAA violation on his pregnant wife, who was yelling at him when he inadvertently tweeted the name of Tony Parker, a Class of 2012 recruit from Georgia that drew the ire of the NCAA.

“My wife was yelling at me because I was on the phone too loud. I was waking (the couple’s infant daughter) up and waking my wife up because I had the TV on. She was complaining that I not only woke my daughter up, but I also woke the baby inside her up because she’s pregnant,” Pastner said, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal

“So I was waking everybody up, I was getting yelled at and on top of that I was thinking, ‘What’s going on with recruiting?’ and ‘Who am I going to hire?’ and I made a mistake.”

Pastner deleted the tweet but still broke an NCAA rule that prohibits coaches from publicly discussing recruits. He also broke an unwritten rule of marriage by blaming his wife.

[Memphis Commercial Appeal]

 
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