Patt Morrison for May 15, 2009

Is the USC Basketball Program in Foul Trouble?

There has been a cloud of scandal surrounding USC’s basketball team for a few years now, ever since allegations that the Trojans’ former hoops star O.J. Mayo received approximately $30,000 in gifts and cash from an agent while was still playing college ball. Now there are new developments in the Mayo case tied to the same shady associate who first blew the whistle on USC and Mayo: Trojans coach Tim Floyd may have paid cash to help get Mayo onto the team, a major violation of NCAA rules. There is an ongoing investigation of USC that could result in big sanctions against the Trojans. There is clearly smoke surrounding USC, but is there fire beyond the speculation?

* Charles Robinson, repoter for Yahoo! Sports that broke the USC story
* Jason Cole, repoter for Yahoo! Sports that broke the USC story
* Petros Papadakis, host of the "Petros & Money Show" on Fox Sports Radio, heard in L.A. on KLAC AM570; former tailback & team captain of the USC Trojans football team

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