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USC turned a blind eye

The "lack of institutional control" is a good place to start. But it was so much worse

Updated: June 11, 2010, 5:28 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

They always thought they would be treated differently.

Like Hollywood celebrities blinded by success who figured they were above the law, the Trojans continued to bend, twist and break the rules time after time, believing they would never face anything more than a slap on the wrist … if they were ever caught.

What USC received Thursday was the equivalent of a knockout punch it will spend at least the next two years recovering from.

The constant cloud of investigations and ...

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