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USC AD Pat Haden Fined $25K For Sideline Actions Vs. Stanford, Steve Sarkisian Reprimanded

USC AD Pat Haden at the podium.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: USC Athletic Director Pat Haden speaks at a press conference introducing Steve Sarkisian as the new USC head football coach at the John McKay Center at the University of Southern California on December 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Pac-12 has punished USC athletics director Pat Haden for his actions during the Trojans' game against Stanford this weekend. Haden, 61, rushed down to the field from his suite to discuss a penalty called on Steve Sarkisian.

Haden, a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee, has been fined $25K by the Pac-12. Sarkisian has been "reprimanded" for his inappropriate actions, as well. 

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Here's the conference's full statement:

It's typical for a coach to argue a call with a referee, but an athletic director sprinting down to the field is mostly unprecedented, and it's worse when you consider that Haden is supposed to be an impartial member of the CFB Playoff committee.