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Steve Sarkisian points to Bleacher Report 'A+' in lawsuit vs. USC
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Steve Sarkisian points to Bleacher Report 'A+' in lawsuit vs. USC

Published Dec. 7, 2015 5:21 p.m. ET

Former USC football coach Steve Sarkisian on Monday sued the school, claiming it breached his contract and discriminated against him based on a disability when he was fired in October.

The 31-page complaint (published here by the Los Angeles Times) says Sarkisian should have been allowed to keep his job while seeking treatment for his alcoholism.

The lawsuit also includes the former coach’s detailed point of view of the events leading up to his dismissal, explaining that the ex-Trojans coach was performing well during a 3-1 start to the 2015 season. To help prove this point, the complaint makes a reference to Bleacher Report’s critique of the Trojan performance vs. Arizona State in Week 4:

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As the lawsuit points out, that game is particularly of note because Sarkisian was accused of not being sober during that game -- a claim the complaint calls "categorically false."

Whether or not you view Bleacher Report as a definitive source of college football evaluation, citing in a legal document a report card from any web site as evidence of your performance is an interesting move.

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