Pac-12 fines USC Athletic Director, Haden 25k

Pac-12 fines USC Athletic Director, Haden 25k
The Pac-12 has fined University of Southern California Athletic Director, Pat Haden 25k for his sideline incident Saturday. (Source:WOIO)
The Pac-12 has fined University of Southern California Athletic Director, Pat Haden 25k for his sideline incident Saturday. (Source:WOIO)

The Pac-12 has fined University of Southern California Athletic Director, Pat Haden 25,000 for his sideline incident Saturday.

Haden came down on the sidelines after he said he got a text from USC's staff, as a request of head coach, Steve Sarkisian.

"The conduct by USC Athletics Director Pat Haden was inappropriate," said Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott in a release. "Such actions by an administrator in attempt to influence the officiating, and ultimately the outcome of a contest, will not be tolerated."

Pat Haden apologized for his actions on Sunday, but it seems that wouldn't enough for the conference.

Haden also imposed a sideline ban on himself for USC's next two games.

USC (2-0, 1-0 in Pac-12) jumped to the No.9 ranking in the AP poll after this past Saturday's victory against Standford. USC plays at Boston College this Saturday.

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