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USC Announces Suspension, Unique Punishment For Ejected DL Jabari Ruffin

A Jabari Ruffin suspension isn't surprising considering the USC defensive lineman was ejected last night. However, the second part of his punishment is interesting.

USC defensive end Jabari Ruffin was ejected from last night's loss to Alabama for stepping on Crimson Tide defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick's crotch.

Tonight, USC coach Clay Helton announced that Ruffin would be suspended for the first half of next week's game. Interestingly, he also stated that Ruffin will have to write a letter of apology.

That's not a common punishment you see for collegiate athletes. Can't fault Helton for discipling his guy though.

USC will host Utah State at 2 p.m. ET next Saturday on the Pac-12 Network.