According to many reports, USC head coach Steve Sarkisian was involved in a drunken outburst, where he allegedly dropped “F” bombs and was pulled off the stage while at a USC donor event on Saturday night.
From accounts, while at USC’s annual Salute to Troy event (an event to celebrate the beginning of the football season), Sarkisian was visibly drunk, slurring words and used an “F” bomb to introduce his Trojan football team. You can see the video from this Tweet:
— Pacific Takes (@PacificTakes) August 23, 2015
According to Pacific Takes, Sarkisian also said that Oregon, Arizona State and Notre Dame all “suck.” After that he was reportedly pulled off the stage and did not complete his speech.
Per ESPN, a source said USC athletic director Pat Haden (who was responsible for pulling him off stage) was seen berating Sarkisian backstage for his actions.
Rather predictably, Sarkisian has since apologized, as he made the following statement:
“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,” Sarkisian said in a release. “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.”