- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - An attorney for former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall said the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions missed its deadline to respond to the coach’s appeal in the case.

Don Jackson said in a motion that because the NCAA missed its Tuesday deadline, any response from the committee should be denied. It also requests that all previous penalties against Tyndall be dropped.

The NCAA disagrees with Jackson’s assessment. NCAA spokeswoman Emily James said in an email response to The Associated Press that the committee “did not miss its deadline for the filing.” She said she could not elaborate because of the membership’s confidentiality rules.

CBS Sports first reported Jackson’s motion.

The NCAA gave Tyndall a 10-year show-cause penalty in April after the governing body ruled the former Southern Miss coach orchestrated academic fraud designed to land recruits as well as other misconduct that included trying to cover up payments to athletes and potential evidence.

Tyndall was fired as Tennessee’s coach in March 2015 due to the possibility the NCAA might penalize him.

The NCAA ruled in April that Tyndall “acted unethically and failed to promote an atmosphere for compliance when he directed his staff to engage in academic misconduct” while coaching at Southern Miss from 2012-14.

Tyndall appealed the ruling in June.

Southern Mississippi self-imposed a two-year postseason ban that took effect in 2015. The program is under probation until 2020 and will lose four more scholarships over the next three years.

Tyndall’s show-cause penalty - which essentially makes him unemployable at the NCAA level - runs through April 7, 2026. Even if he is employed after that date, he must sit out 50 percent of his team’s first full season.

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