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2011 Pac-10 Tournament: USC Coach Kevin O'Neill Suspended From Pac-10 Tournament

USC coach Kevin O’Neill has been suspended for the Pac-10 Tournament, his replacement will be assistant coach Bob Cantu, according to

USC Athletic Director Pat Haden said in a statement today, "I have talked to Coach Kevin O’Neill and expressed my disappointment in his involvement in an incident last night in which he and his wife engaged in an argument with a supporter of another school.

“We have met with various parties who have knowledge of the incident. Based on the information we have gathered, I am immediately suspending Coach O’Neill for the balance of the Pac-10 Conference Tournament. We also have set forth additional discipline that will remain private.”

O’Neill then said in his statement expressing his remorse,"I want to apologize to my team, our university and our fans for my involvement last night in an incident with a fan.

“I understand my behavior as the leader of our team was unacceptable. I used poor judgment and put myself, my team and USC in a bad light. I regret that I have let them down.”