Sarkisian Sues USC
A few weeks ago we discussed the firing of former USC football coach Steve Sarkisian. Since then Sarkisan has filed his own lawsuit in California state court. Deadspin has a great breakdown of the lawsuit and the lawsuit itself. Sarkisian asserts he is an alcholic and USC failed to work with him with respect to his alcoholism. We still haven’t seen the agreement between USC and Sarkisian that was in place prior to the filing. As I mentioned previously, the assumption was the agreement was a “last chance” plan where there is a zero tolerance policy of any alcohol related incident. The details surrounding the agreement and Sarkisian’s issues may come to light as part of the legal proceedings. Of course, there is always a chance the case resolves early on, but with millions at issue that would seem unlikely. We’ll continue to monitor the case.