Posts Tagged ‘USC’

O’Neill reinstated by USC

March 13, 2011

REPORTS HAD A “DRUNKEN” O’NEILL SMACKING DOWN ON A 70-YEAR-OLD

So much for the rumors that USC was going to fire basketball coach Kevin O’Neill. USC Athletic Director Pat Haden has announced that the school is reinstating O’Neill after a one-game suspension during the Pac-10 tournament.

A blog broke the story that O’Neill and his wife had gotten into a drunken confrontation with some University of Arizona boosters Thursday night following the Trojans win over Cal. O’Neill’s wife then reportedly went after an Arizona booster named Pail Weitman physically. Weitman is over 70 years old. Pointguardu.com is reporting that both O’Neill and his wife were “visibly intoxicated” and that he blames Weitman for his firing at UA several years ago.

MITCH MUSTAIN BUSTED ON DRUG CHARGES

February 3, 2011

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MITCH MUSTAIN

Former Arkansas and USC quarterback Mitch Mustain was arrested in Los Angeles on a felony narcotics charge Tuesday night. ESPN Los Angeles reported that Mustain was originally unable to make his $30,000 bail. The AP says Mustain was charged with trying to sell prescription drugs.

Mustain was one of the most coveted, highly-recruited quarterbacks in the history of high school football and won multiple national Player of the Year awards. He originally enrolled at Arkansas and had an 8-0 record as a true freshman but transferred to USC after inexplicably being benched by Razorbacks coach Houston Nutt. Mustain graduated this season having started just one game in his USC career while sitting behind Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley. Mustain started the USC/Notre Dame game this past season. The Trojans lost that game.

USC was letting Mustain work out at their facilities in anticipation of the upcoming NFL Draft.

DRUNKEN USC/UCLA MELEE ERUPTS AS FANS BRAWL AT ROSE BOWL

December 5, 2010

 

Two fans were sent to the hospital and three to jail as a “drunken brawl” erupted in the Rose Bowl parking lot before Saturday’s USC/UCLA football game. Reports are that between 50-75 drunken tailgaters were fighting in the parking lot when fans arrived.

LATEST CASUALTIES OF USC CHEATING SCANDALS: MIKE GARRETT AND REGGIE BUSH’S HEISMAN

July 21, 2010

There is still fallout in SoCal over all of the cheating that went on during the Pete Carroll era of USC football and the Tim Floyd regime in Trojan basketball. As the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday, USC athletic director Mike Garrett is out. He will be replaced August 3rd by former USC and L.A. Rams quarterback Pat Haden. Haden, who spent years as a network tv announcer, was also an academic All-American at USC and a Rhodes Scholar. Garrett will “retire” after Southern Cal was cited for “lack of institutional control.”

In addition to their longtime AD being kicked to the curb, USC is voluntarily shipping back a copy of the 2005 Heisman Trophy won by Reggie Bush. The trophy had been on display at Heritage Hall. The school has also voluntarily removed all murals and jerseys depicting recent star Trojan athletes Reggie Bush and O.J. Mayo.

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O.J. MAYO AND TIM FLOYD DISCUSS MONEY LAUNDERING ON USC SIDELINES

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE

April 21, 2010

REGGIE BUSH: CHEATINGEST ATHLETE IN COLLEGE HISTORY

Reggie Bush may have cheated more and taken more payoffs than any athlete in NCAA history. Unfortunately for Bush, one man actually has financial documentation of all his college misdeeds. Lloyd Lake reportedly has video tapes, cashed checks, receipts and credit card records involving all of Bush’s shenanigans. Worse, for Bush (and his alma mater USC), Lake has been highly motivated to rat the current New Orleans Saints running back out. Bush has spent the past five years screwing Lake over and not paying him back the hundreds of thousands of dollars he owed him.

While attending USC, Bush took over $300,000 in cash, free rent and travel for his parents, and other goodies from Lake and his fellow wannabe, scumbag agent, Michael Michaels. Lake and Michaels formed “New Era Sports & Entertainment.” After fronting the Bush family all of that money, the ingrate running back stiffed New Era and signed with somebody else when it came time to pick an NFL agent. Bush never even paid back the six figures of bribe money he and his parents took from Lake. Both Michaels and Lake sued Bush.

Yahoo! Sports is now reporting that Bush has finally reached a settlement with Lloyd Lake in his civil suit. The settlement comes just days before Bush was to be deposed by Lake’s lawyers. Bush would have been forced to testify under oath about all of the illegal, extra benefits he took while playing at USC. Bush reached a similar settlement with Michael Michaels earlier. Lake says Bush also took payoffs and kickbacks from Mike Ornstein, the legitimate agent he eventually signed with upon entering the NFL Draft.

The Bush/Lake settlement may be too little, too late and have no effect on the NCAA investigation of USC. In February, the NCAA held the longest hearing in its history investigating the USC football and basketball programs. The L.A. Times reported that the NCAA “wheeled out” seven boxes of documents during that USC hearing. An NCAA decision is expected soon. At stakeis USC’s 2004 National Championship, which may be stripped retroactively, and Bush’s 2005 Heisman Trophy.

USC IS SCREWED

February 22, 2010

 

USC IS STILL MAKING MONEY OFF REGGIE BUSH JERSEYS, SO SOME ARGUE WHY SHOULDN’T HE HAVE MADE MONEY OFF SCHOOL?

After four long years, the NCAA may be getting ready to take its pound of flesh from the University of Southern California.

The NCAA has just concluded its longest hearing in the history of college sports. They are investigating the Trojan football and basketball programs in general and former USC running back Reggie Bush specifically. Bush is arguably the biggest cheater in the history of college sports. The school apparently cheated so prolifically that the NCAA is reportedly contemplating going back and stripping Bush of his Heisman Trophy. And, he wasn’t the only Trojan football player violating NCAA rules. Compound that with the fact that former star basketball recruit O.J. Mayo was reportedly PAID CASH to attend USC, and how badly major figures in this case jerked the NCAA around for literally years, and you can imagine how brutal the NCAA investigation of USC was.

The L.A. Times reported that the school had “wheeled out” seven boxes of documents from their three-day NCAA hearing. All USC Athletic Director Mike Garrett would say about the hearings was he is, “Glad it’s over.” The fact that USC has escaped any type of consequences for FOUR years is incomprehensible. It even lead Yahoo! Sports columnist Dan Wetzel to write that we are currently living in the “Golden Age of cheating” in college athletics.

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O.J. MAYO AND TIM FLOYD LAND USC BASKETBALL PROGRAM IN TROUBLE

USC SIGNS 13-YEAR-OLD QB TO LETTER OF INTENT

February 5, 2010

LANE KIFFIN AND STAFF APPARENTLY USING LOLLIPOPS AND VIDEO GAMES TO RECRUIT PLAYERS NOW

DAVID SILLS

When he was the head football coach at Tennessee, Lane Kiffin once signed a 14-year-old to a future scholarship. Now, as the new coach at USC, Kiffin has topped himself.

Kiffin has signed seventh-grade quarterback David Sills to a commitment to play his college football at Southern Cal. Sills is 13 and attends Red Lion Christian Academy in Delaware.

Watch Sills throw touchdowns and diagram plays on a chalkboard he can barely reach:

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MICHAEL COOPER: “F— UCLA”

January 22, 2010

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USC women’s basketball coach Michael Cooper has apologized for comments he made about UCLA on Sunday. Following a close 70-63 victory over the Lady Bruins, the former Lakers star and WNBA coach stepped to the microphone and said, “F**k UCLA!”

The Pac-10 also formally reprimanded Cooper.

LANE KIFFIN NOW THE MOST HATED MAN IN TENNESSEE

January 13, 2010

LANE KIFFIN FACES THE MUSIC TUESDAY (FOR 66 SECONDS)

You’ve got to hand it to Lane Kiffin. Not many people can receive a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract on the same day that they’re being called both a “weasel” and a “snake” in print.

Kiffin abruptly resigned Tuesday night at the University of Tennessee to take over for Pete Carroll as the new coach of the USC football team. Kiffin leaves Tennesse after just one controversial 7-6 season where he finished 2nd in the SEC East. Worse for Vols fans, he may be taking many of his prized recruits with him back to SoCal where he was once Carroll’s offensive coordinator. Outraged Tennesse students nearly rioted when the announcement was made. They marched on campus:

Lit fires:

Voiced their displeasure:

And expressed their First Amendment rights in a reasoned and mature manner:

Things got so insane that there’s a widespread quote going around from one of Kiffin’s own Tennessee players who egged students on, encouraging them to burn Kiffin’s house down. Kiffin had to be removed from his brief (66 second) press conference under police escort.

What a weasel!

LANE KIFFIN/WEASEL PICTURE FROM FOX SPORTS WEBSITE

Meanwhile, the reaction throughout college football was mostly outrage. SI.com’s Michael Rosenberg was stunned by the bold-faced audacity of USC’s hiring of Kiffin asking, “What happened? Did Barry Switzer say no?” There are numerous reports of the pending NCAA hammer that’s about to come down on the Trojans after a host of recruiting and rules violations over the past several years. The general consensus is that Carroll skated out of town just ahead of the NCAA posse. Kiffin was a huge part of the past recruiting of several disgraced USC athletes.

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ANOTHER EXCUSE FOR TENNESSEE STUDENTS TO DRINK MOONSHINE AND RIOT

MORE SHADY BEHAVIOR BY ANOTHER USC ATHLETE

December 19, 2009

 

JOE MCKNIGHT’S SUV

Ok, this is getting ridiculous. What exactly do the USC football and basketball programs have to do to get in trouble with the NCAA?

Although he hasn’t quite lived up to expectations on the field, Trojans running back Joe McKnight is apparently being paid like a superstar. Today’s LA Times has the story of McKnight possibly receiving a car in violation of the NCAA’s “extra benefits” rule. Mcknight has been spotted driving around the USC campus in an expensive black SUV. The Times tracked down the vehicle through the California DMV. It turns out that the SUV is registered to Scott Schenter who owns a marketing company and also employs McKnight’s girlfriend as a secretary.

McKnight was the Trojans leading rusher last season, surpassing 1,000 yards. He was one of the most highly recruited running backs of all-time coming out of high school in Louisiana. McKnight was scheduled to attend LSU but changed his mind at the last possible minute and chose to enroll at USC. McKnight’s change of heart took place after a conversation with NFL running back Reggie Bush. Bush just happens to be a USC alum and one of the cheatingest athletes in college football history. Yahoo! Sports did an epic investigative series on Bush detailing his massive violation of NCAA rules complete with credit card receipts, signed checks and copies of airline tickets and hotel registrations.

Not that the NCAA gives a damn. Although the Yahoo! investigative piece came out in 2006 and Bush commited his rules violations in 2005, the NCAA has yet to lay a glove on the Trojans athletic department. Obviously, they’re too busy devoting all their resources to pounding Pac-10 baseball programs.

Joe McKnight by fluco17.