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Basketball: USC investigates postgame `incident’ involving Kevin O’Neill and Arizona fan

By Jeff Faraudo
Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 1:11 pm in Basketball, Pac-10 tournament.

The Los Angeles Times and other sources are reporting that USC coach Kevin O’Neill was involved in an `incident’ with a fan from Arizona on Thursday night after the Trojans’ victory over Cal at the Pac-10 tournament.

“We have received some information tonight about an incident involving coach Kevin O’Neill, his wife and a fan from another school that occurred following our men’s basketball game today,” USC Athletic Director Pat Haden said in statement released Thursday night.

“We are looking into this and gathering facts. We will determine what appropriate action is necessary.”

The L.A. Times reached O’Neill on Friday morning, when the coach told the newspaper: ”I used poor judgment at the team hotel last night and would like to apologize to my team, to my university and to the athletic department. I’m looking forward to our team having another great effort tonight as we try to win the Pac-10 championship.”

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  • ondal

    He’s suspended for tonight and rest of tourney, according to ESPN ticker.

  • David

    haha, Kevin and his wife need to lay off the booze until the offseason