Alcoholic USC Football Coach Sent Packing After Showing Up To Practice Trashed [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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UPDATE (4:36 pm, EST): USC has fired Sarkisian.

University of Southern California head football coach Steve Sarkisian was given a temporary leave of absence Sunday.

Athletic director Pat Haden sent Sarkisian home from practice after he arrived at facilities in an intoxicated state and named offensive coordinator Clay Helton the interim head coach.


Sarkisian began treatment for alcoholism in August after making a drunken appearance at a booster club event. (VIDEO: USC Football Coach Heads To Rehab After Expletive-Filled Tirade)

Several other stories about his behavior began to surface Sunday evening.

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