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Former USC football player Armond Armstead filed a lawsuit against the school and other defendants Thursday, claiming he received improperly administered painkilling injections that caused him to suffer a heart attack and hurt his chances for an NFL career.
The University Park Health Center and James Tibone, the Trojans' team physician, and an unnamed pharmaceutical company also are named as defendants in a 38-page lawsuit that was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The suit also claims that USC representatives concealed the injections from other physicians and also hindered Armstead's attempt to transfer to another school for his senior season and to be drafted by an NFL team.
Damages sought are not specified, but Armstead's attorney, Roger A. Dreyer, said in a phone interview that a high NFL draft pick could earn tens of millions over the course of a career.
"The issue is about accountability," Dreyer said, "not how much it's worth."
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Lane Kiffin will no longer allow opposing teams to have walk-throughs at the Coliseum. See what his reason is for making the move.
LOS ANGELES -- The Heisman campaign for USC quarterback Matt Barkley is alive and well, so let the talk for Marqise Lee ensue.
Barkley declared he returned to USC because he had "Unfinished Business," and he played like it. Barkley didn't disappoint completing 23 of 38 passes for 372 yards, and four touchdowns. He had 309 yards and three of those touchdowns were before...
So much for Southern California hospitality.
Just in time for Norm Chows return to the Coliseum as Hawaiis head coach, USC Coach Lane Kiffin confirmed Thursday that USC would no longer make the stadium available to visiting teams for walk-throughs the day before games.
It shouldnt be a big deal, Kiffin said. We dont go to other peoples stadiums.
Schools customarily make their...
LOS ANGELES --- There was a familiar face at Howard Jones Field on Wednesday. Wearing a white No. 39 USC practice uniform, there was Simione Vehikite.
The 511 225-pound redshirt junior linebacker has rejoined the team, the school announced Thursday.
Vehikite missed all of spring practice dealing with legal issues.
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Video: "Kiffin packing Rose Bowls"
By now you’ve heard that a 45-year-old fan died at last night’s Texans-Vikings game after falling off an escalator. That got us thinking about this preseason at Reliant Stadium and whether the fan falling off the escalator was an isolated incident or are the fans possibly out of control. A few searches later and we’re watching Texans fans fighting USC fans during a 49ers game...
Quarterback Matt Barkley andthe USC Trojans defeat the Hawaii Warriors 49-10 in the Los Angeles Coliseum on Sept 1.
Barkley completed 24 of his 39 passes for 351 yards and four touchdowns.
Barkley connected with wide receiver Marquis Lee on the opening play for a 75-yard touchdown against the Hawaii defense.
While the Warriors offense was unable to score in the first half...
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Sensational senior quarterback Matt Barkley and the University of Southern California Trojans will host the University of Hawaii Warriors later tonight to commence the 2012 campaign at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Led by the 21-year-old Barkley, who has tossed … Continue reading →
A USC Trojan fan with too much time on his hands happened to make this Lane Kiffin-Mike Jones mash up video set to the song “Still Tipping.” The lyrics are hilarious. A sample includes:
Kiffin on 4 4s
Packing Rose Bowls
The title of course is “Still Kiffin.” I enjoyed it.
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USC head coach Lane Kiffin addresses the media the last time prior to the Trojans' season opener on Saturday hosting Hawaii.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California guard Maurice Jones will miss the upcoming basketball season because of academic reasons but will return for his senior season in 2013-14.
Coach Kevin O'Neill said Saturday night that Jones "has been nothing short of magnificent for us for two years" and that he wants him to graduate from USC.
Jones started 57 of 66 games during...