You probably won’t be shocked to hear this, but USC AD Pat Haden is less than impressed with the sanctions the NCAA handed down to Miami this morning. USC’s Twitter account has issued a statement from Haden, who made it clear that he still thinks the Trojans got shafted by the NCAA in regards to the Reggie Bush scandal.
USC AD Pat Haden on NCAA’s Miami decision: “We have always felt that our penalties were too harsh. This decision only bolsters that view.”
— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) October 22, 2013
USC’s sanctions included the forfeiture of numerous wins, the forfeiture of a BCS title, a two-season bowl ban, and the loss of 30 football scholarships, among other penalties. As a result of the Nevin Shapiro scandal, Miami will not be forced to vacate any wins, will not receive a bowl ban, and will lose nine football scholarships over three years.