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The star-studded Lakers dropped to 1-4 on the season after a loss to the Jazz last night. Coach Mike Brown might want to watch his back because Kobe Bryant is NOT happy.
"A USC football student manager has been relieved of all duties with the Trojan football team for intentionally deflating, below NCAA-regulated levels, some game footballs used by USC's team during the first half in last Saturday's game against Oregon.
Game officials discovered and re-inflated three of the balls before the game and two others at halftime. All balls were regulation in the second half.
When informed of this allegation by the Pac-12, USC investigated it immediately. The student manager confirmed that he had, without the knowledge of, or instruction from, any USC student-athlete, coach, staff member or administrator, deflated those game balls after they had been tested and approved by officials prior to the game."
Let me get this straight. USC wants us to believe this student manager, all on his own, without any instruction from ANYONE, randomly decided to deflate some balls? OK, sure.