Saturday, June 03, 2006

USC's Sanchez Cleared of Wrongdoing

USC quarterback Mark Sanchez, who was arrested in April on suspicion of sexual assault, will not be charged because of insufficient evidence. The decision was not all that surprising considering that several witnesses backed up Sanchez's version of the story. Coach Pete Carroll lamented that the process had dragged Sanchez's reputation through the mud, but he should get his quarterback back. Sanchez still needs to answer to student affairs for underage drinking and using a fake ID to enter a club, but hey, he could be the starting quarterback (wink, wink). What did we learn from all of this? Well, when Sanchez needed an attorney, he found one who graduated from UCLA in Leonard Levine. This happened after Carmen Trutanich, the attorney who was retained so frequently by troubled Trojan players that the NCAA and Pacific 10 eventually conducted an investigation into his role with the team (no wrongdoing was found), told USC that he would no longer represent Trojan players after his daughter reportedly was denied admission to the university.

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