Pac-12 Reprimand's USC's Barkley For Public Comments

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- The Pac-12 has responded to public comments made by USC junior quarterback Matt Barkley about an opposing student-athlete prior to last Saturday's football game against Arizona State.

Barkley has been reprimanded for his derogatory and inflammatory comments about an opponent.

"All of our student-athletes must adhere to the Pac-12's policies on Sportsmanship and Standards of Conduct, which call for our student athletes to treat opponents with respect and create and ensure a collegiate atmosphere in which to conduct competition," Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said. "In these circumstances, Mr. Barkley's comments were a clear violation of Conference rules and he is being appropriately reprimanded."

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