USC Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian has been under fire since it became public knowledge that he went on a drunken rant during a booster event over the weekend. Sarkisian had to be escorted off stage by USC athletic director Pat Haden, after using profanity during his slurred speech.
To USC’s credit, they have tackled the issue head on.
Sarkisian met with the media again on Tuesday morning and once again issued an apology.
The head coach claimed that he had mixed alcohol with medication, though he would not disclose the medication other than simply saying it was for personal reasons.
“I’d like to apologize for my behavior Saturday night. It was inappropriate,” Sarkisian said. “I feel bad for the University of Southern California. I feel bad for Pat Haden. I feel bad for our players and I feel bad for my own kids that the way I acted the way I did was irresponsible and something that I obviously don’t condone.
“The moral of the story is if you mix medication with alcohol, you say things or do things you regret.”
Sarkisian also said that he will enter treatment, though he does not believe he has a problem.
Hopefully Sarkisian will be able to sort out any issues that could hold him back from effectively doing his job. After all, he is the head coach of one of the best teams in the country and he is supposed to be a leader.
USC boosters are reportedly already calling for his firing, so Sarkisian needs to make sure he doesn’t have another misstep.
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