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USC Settles Lawsuit With Former Running Back Stafon Johnson

Former USC Trojans running back Stafon Johnson and the school have put aside their legal battle, agreeing to a settlement of a lawsuit brought against the school by Johnson stemming from a weight room accident that prematurely ended his senior season in 2009.


Johnson, who ran for 1,552 yards and 19 touchdowns, averaging 5.7 yards per carry in his four years at USC, had a weight bar land on his neck in September 2009 that caused multiple injuries to his throat and neck. Johnson's senior season ended with just 157 yards on 32 carries in four games.


"The University of Southern California and former student-athlete Stafon Johnson wish to jointly announce that Mr. Johnson has resolved his lawsuit against the university arising out of his September 28, 2009 weight room injury," the school said in a statement. "The parties have agreed that the terms and details will be confidential."


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