AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Auburn men's basketball will not participate in any postseason play this upcoming season after instituting a self-imposed ban, according to a team press release.

The decision comes as a result of the aftermath of a 2017 issue involving former assistant coach Chuck Person. Auburn Athletics, head coach Bruce Pearl and other university officials have been communicating with the NCAA to resolve the ongoing situation.

“This was a difficult decision but the right decision. I hate it for our current players," Pearl said.

"They lost the opportunity for the postseason last year because of COVID, and now they will miss the postseason again. It’s a two-year postseason penalty for them. However, we need to take this penalty now to put it behind us.”