The Pac 12 has fined and reprimanded USC for deflating game balls below NCAA regulated levels during the Oregon game. Officials found three deflated balls before the game and two more at halftime. The Trojans blamed a student manager gone rogue and have relieved him of his duties.
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"When informed of this allegation by the Pac-12, USC investigated it immediately. The student manager confirmed that he had, without the knowledge of, or instruction from, any USC student-athlete, coach, staff member or administrator, deflated those game balls after they had been tested and approved by officials prior to the game."
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why deflate them? easier to catch?
Reply60 months
So Kiffen's balls have been deflated again.
Reply60 months
Per ESPN: "The manager, who was not named, admitted to deflating footballs"

Of course the manager was not named becasue the "manager" was Kiffin.
Reply60 months
Lane "liar, liar, pants on fire"!
Reply60 months
i dont have any doubt Kiffin was behind this. but what is the point of deflating the balls and wouldnt it be obvious to anyone who handled one?
Reply60 months
"student manager confirmed that he had, without the knowledge of, or instruction from, any USC student-athlete, coach, staff member or administrator, deflated those game balls"

lol...yeah ok.
Reply60 months
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