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Police investigating allegations of USC players involved in fight

March 10, 2013|By Gary Klein
  • Interim Coach Bob Cantu confirmed by text message that USC in the process of gathering more information about a fight that possibly involved Trojans basketball players on Saturday night in Spokane, Wash.
Interim Coach Bob Cantu confirmed by text message that USC in the process… (Reed Saxon / Associated…)

Police in Spokane, Wash., are investigating a fight that witnesses said might have involved USC basketball players, a Spokane police official confirmed.

USC concluded its regular season Saturday afternoon with a 76-51 loss to Washington State at Pullman, Wash. The Trojans stayed the night in Spokane and flew home Sunday.

Monique Cotton, communications director for the Spokane police, said that 10 to 12 officers responded to a call about a large fight in downtown Spokane about 2 a.m. Sunday. Officers found 20 to 30 people involved in a fight that had apparently begun at one location and continued at another, Cotton said.

“Witnesses told us that they believe that it was USC basketball players that were involved,” Cotton said, “but we are still in the very preliminary portion of our investigation.”

A person who had information from USC players confirmed that USC players were involved in an altercation.

KREM.com, the website for KREM-TV in Spokane, first reported the alleged incident.

Via a text message, USC interim Coach Bob Cantu said, “We are in the process of gathering more information.”

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