Pac-12 Reprimands, Fines USC Football Coach

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--University of Southern California head football coach Lane Kiffin has been reprimanded and fined by the Pac-12 Conference for comments he made on the officiating after last Saturday's game with Stanford, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. Kiffin's comments
first appeared in various Los Angeles media outlets following the contest.

In addition to the reprimand, Kiffin has been fined $10,000 by the Conference for his public comments.

"The Pac-12 has specific rules that prohibit our coaches from making public comments about officiating, and this prohibition specifically includes comments that create doubts about the credibility of the Conference's officiating program," stated Scott. "The Conference expects each Pac-12
coach to adhere to our standards of conduct and to conduct himself or herself in a manner which will reflect credit on the institution and the Conference."

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