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RB Anthony Brown quits USC, saying that coach Sarkisian is a racist
By Andrew Scott Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:18
Pay per head agents were shocked to learn that a running back for USC decided to quit, saying that coach Steve Sarkisian is a racist.
On Thursday, redshirt senior Anthony Brown, who recently took over the new position from defensive back, left the team and also decided to post an image on Instagram, saying that he “Couldn’t play for a racist man!!!!” The player’s post was deleted later on.
Brown also said that the coach “treated me like a slave in his office.”
The coach was asked on Thursday about Brown during a press conference
“As far as what he said . . . I think it’s ridiculous,” Sarkisian said.
“Any of you guys that know me, and if you ask anybody in our building, any of our players, feel free to. That’s about the furthest thing from the truth.”
Sarkisian was also defended by some of the players.
Coach Sark is a great person/Coach! Please disregard comments that have been made by someone.
— Antwaun Woods (@USCTwocka99) August 28, 2014
Brown – a senior – who started for the Trojans, started in six games at cornerback, and he took the role when the team was especially weak at depth due to sanctions by the NCAA. Last year he was suffering from injuries and was only able to feature in two games, and when he became a senior he took the role of running back.
“I had encouraged him to play,” said Sarkisian. “I wanted him to play. I didn’t want him to quit, and I thought he could get healthy.”
Brown and Sarkisian asked the coaching staff to let him feature this season at running back, and they agreed with the player’s move to Tailback U. Price per head agents found out that the player has been listed in sixth place on the school’s depth chart.
“We thought he could be an asset to our team, especially when healthy,” said Sarkisian. “(USC) really tried to make it a point to accommodate the position change. He wanted to move to running back. We did so. He unfortunately got injured and was working his way back in training camp, and decided he didn’t want to play anymore.”