Sunday August 23rd, 2015

USC coach Steve Sarkisian has issued an apology for his actions at a Trojans donor event Saturday night. 

Sarkisian issued a statement through the Trojans' athletics website after the "Salute to Troy" event with program supporters. 

“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,” the statement reads. “I have a responsibility to all of them and I let them down.  [Athletic director] Pat Haden talked to me after the event about my actions and I assured him this will not happen again.”

According to a report from the SB Nation site Pacific Takes, Sarkisian appeared drunk at the event, and at times used severe language. 

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Sarkisian has made waves with his words before. During Pac-12 media says, he took a thinly veiled shot at Oregon's uniforms. He also criticized Cal at a donor event while he was the head coach at Washington. 

“I met with Coach Sarkisian and I expressed my disappointment in the way he represented himself and the University at our Salute To Troy event,” A.D. Pat Haden said in the statement. “While the details of our conversation will remain between us, I am confident he heard my message loud and clear.”

The Trojans open the 2015 season on Sept. 5 against Arkansas State. 



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