USC AD Pat Haden to have medical procedure following hospitalization

USC athletic director Pat Haden will have a medical procedure after being hospitalized following light-headedness yesterday, a person close to the situation told The Los Angeles Times. Just what the procedure was and for what was not specified.

Haden, 63, was hospitalized after feeling light-headed while walking to his office at Heritage Hall yesterday, but was “alert and talking” according to USC sports information director Tim Tessalone. This is not the first time Haden has had a health issue, as he also felt light-headed during the Trojans’ game against Notre Dame this past season. Haden also wears a pacemaker and announced shortly after his episode during the Notre Dame game that he would be stepping down from his position on the College Football Playoff Committee.

Haden’s health issues also led to him announcing his retirement from USC earlier this month, effective June 30. Based on this procedure he is now having, odds are greater than none that he will have to step down sooner depending on what is wrong.

Campus Sports sends Haden its best wishes and will update this story as any new information becomes available.

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