USC's Rose Bowl-winning kicker suspended for conduct issue

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California kicker Matt Boermeester has been suspended from the football team while the university investigates an undisclosed conduct issue.

The school confirmed the Rose Bowl-winning kicker's suspension Wednesday, providing no more details.

Boermeester made the winning 46-yard field goal last month at the final gun in the Trojans' wild 52-49 victory over Penn State in the 103rd Rose Bowl. The kick capped the junior's first season as USC's starting kicker.

Boermeester is a San Diego native who played at Saddleback Junior College before transferring to USC in 2014.

In a statement, USC's athletic department says Boermeester is being investigated by the university for a potential violation of the school's code of conduct. The school provided no further details, noting that disciplinary proceedings and records are confidential.

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