October 14, 1995 |
Sports agent Robert Troy Caron agreed Friday to pay USC $50,000 as part of a settlement of the school's unprecedented lawsuit against him. Caron also agreed never to offer any USC athlete money or gifts, which would be a violation of NCAA rules.
October 14, 1995
In a week when Southern Cal went 2-0 vs. California (University of and People of), the football program was taught a lesson by its famous alum. With Johnson under investigation by the NCAA and Walters, Ifeanyi and Herrin suspended for taking thousands of dollars from an agent, Robinson and company have taken the low road. The school (and I use that term loosely) has decided that these professional players can regain their mythical student-athlete status by simply returning the money. The lesson: Why shoot for innocence when you can buy "not guilty"?
October 12, 1995 |
USC officials said Wednesday they are optimistic that defensive starters Israel Ifeanyi and Errick Herrin will be cleared by the NCAA to play against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Oct. 21. The two defensive players and running back Shawn Walters were suspended Sept. 28 by the school for their alleged involvement with Robert Caron, an Oxnard sports agent. The players allegedly received money and gifts, an NCAA violation.
October 6, 1995 |
USC is filing a suit against a sports agent who allegedly gave money and other benefits to three Trojan football players who have since been suspended. The university will seek a temporary restraining order in L.A. County Superior Court today to prevent Robert Troy Caron of Oxnard or any representatives from his firm, Pro Manage, from contacting any USC athletes. The suit also will ask for unspecified damages, said Robert Lane, USC general counsel.
October 3, 1995 |
Three USC football starters, one of whom allegedly took thousands of dollars from a sports agent, were declared ineligible by the university Monday, although the school hopes to eventually return them to the playing field. USC officials took the action after an NCAA and Pacific 10 Conference investigation into the affairs of Shawn Walters, the leading rusher the last two seasons, defensive end Israel Ifeanyi and linebacker Errick Herrin.
September 29, 1995 |
Three USC football starters, including Shawn Walters, the leading rusher the last two seasons, were suspended Thursday pending an NCAA investigation into allegations they took thousands of dollars from an Oxnard sports agent. Seniors Israel Ifeanyi, a powerful 6-foot-5 defensive end, and Errick Herrin, a 6-2 linebacker, were the other players indefinitely suspended.