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25 Jun 2010

USC Appeals NCAA Penalties

USC has appealed the NCAA's stiff sanctions against them, acknowledging that some violations occurred, but then saying "We disagree with many of the findings in the report from the NCAA Committee on Infractions and assert that the penalties imposed are too severe for the violations identified and are inconsistent with precedent in similar cases."

According to USCFootball.com (the USC Rivals.com site), the NCAA made some rather stark mistakes during the investigation and reporting of USC's infractions. If some of the mistakes are proven correct, then it could not only result in, but warrant a lesser punishment.

Posted by: Bill Connelly on 25 Jun 2010

4 comments, Last at 25 Jun 2010, 4:41pm by Dean


by peachy :: Fri, 06/25/2010 - 3:59pm

The USC Rivals site thinks the Trojans were unjustly punished? I'm as shocked as Captain Renault. (Now, if the UCLA site, say, thought USC was screwed, that would be news.)

by Anonymous 3 (not verified) :: Fri, 06/25/2010 - 3:58pm

Those are serious mistakes in the investigation if you are using that as the cornerstone of the penalties. That weakens the link between running backs coach McNair & student-athlete 1 (Bush). Some are minor mistakes but just sloppy for a key part of the investigation. Also calls into question Lake's testimony.

NCAA might have a hard time claiming it was "fair & impartial" and more like they were trying to make USC a scapegoat.

by Nathan :: Fri, 06/25/2010 - 4:03pm

no vick post? what gives? I WANT TO SPECULATE

by Dean :: Fri, 06/25/2010 - 4:41pm

But ESPN still hopes to make money off The Michael Vick Experience 2.0. As of an hour ago, they weren't reporting about the shooting either.