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Report: 7 Trojans have criminal record

Updated: March 2, 2011, 11:51 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

USC has seven football players with criminal records, according to an investigation by CBS News and Sports Illustrated.

The report included criminal background checks on players listed on the rosters of every team in the preseason top 25 before last season. It found that 7 percent of the 2,837 players had criminal records and nearly 40 percent of the incidents were "serious" offenses.

Ten schools had more players with criminal backgrounds than USC. Three others -- Ohio State, ...

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