Earlier Sunday morning, it was reported that USC head coach Steve Sarkisian had gotten intoxicated at the USC Kickoff Event and dropped an F-bomb on the microphone before being escorted off stage. It seems like Sarkisian feels pretty bad about his drunken mistake and he has apologized for his actions.
According to College Spun, Sarkisian released a statement, issuing an apology to the people who attended the event and all of the Trojan fans. Athletic director Pat Haden also talked about the situation and said that Sarkisian had gotten the message.
Sarkisian: “I sincerely apologize to my players and staff and to our fans for my behavior and my inappropriate language at our kickoff event Saturday night. I have a responsibility to all of them and I let them down. Pat Haden talked to me after the event about my actions and I assured him this will not happen again.”
Haden: “I met with Coach Sarkisian and I expressed my disappointment in the way he represented himself and the University at our Salute To Troy event. While the details of our conversation will remain between us, I am confident he heard my message loud and clear.”
Maybe Sarkisian will think before he drinks next time. Just keep the crazy antics to practice and games, coach, and everything will be just fine.
The Trojans open the season on September 5 when they host Arkansas State.
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