USC Football Slapped With Two-Year Bowl-Game Ban
USC's football team will be handed a two-year ban from bowl games and a loss of 20 scholarships as a result of NCAA rules violations likely stemming form special treatment for former player Reggie Bush, now a pro, and his family, according to the Los Angeles Times. The sanctions are apparently the result of the NCAA's four-year investigation of USC athletics, which also included an inquiry into alleged special favors for basketball player O.J. Mayo.
It's not clear if the basketball program will also receive sanctions. Asked if the punishment so far was appropriate, a USC source told the Times, "It depends how you look at it. It is if you're a UCLA fan."
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