USC Fires Jovan Vavic And Donna Heinel

UPDATED: USC water polo coach Jovan Vavic and senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel were fired this afternoon by the university.

Here is the statement:

Following Vavic’s dismissal, Casey Moon is USC’s interim women’s water polo coach and Marko Pintaric is the interim men’s water polo coach.

Below is my original post.

Vavic was arrested in Hawaii this morning, according to a published report.

Vavic was staying in Waikiki with the women’s water polo team, which plays Hawaii on Saturday.

Ironically, Vavic, who has won 16 national titles, has not yet been suspended by USC but he has been arrested and indicted.

UPDATED: Donna Heinel was also arrested earlier today.

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38 thoughts on “USC Fires Jovan Vavic And Donna Heinel

    1. gt —was it only yesterday Scott was wondering if Swann could pull off a trifecta? It appears he’s gonna give us WAY more than that. Scott probably won’t know whether he wants to follow spring practice or Swann’s deepening legal problems….
      There’sOnlySoMuchOnePersonCanCover…

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    1. James –I’ve been listening to legal experts discuss the possibility that the bribes were “shared” with the university and that what has been presently revealed “is only the tip of the iceberg.” A lot of stuff that comes out in the initial stages of a major investigation turns out to be bullshit –but —this story has the potential for getting much worse.
      I guess “We’re #1!” may take on a new meaning in the 21st century…
      #IfYouCan’tGetThereOneWayThere’sAlwaysAnother…

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      1. I agree that this is only the tip of the iceberg. We now have Alan Dershowitz running off at the mouth about this being the scandal of the century and pointing out all the inequities of grades no longer being given out. Everything is pass/fail everyone gets a B like a participation trophy. Everything in life is now being bastardized royally by the elites who want it all the easy way, to pay for it.

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      2. M.L. — We’re in the early stages of a sea shift in athletics and education. All the admissions crap that was lurking a quarter of an inch beneath the surface is gonna come out in the following months. That doesn’t bode well for a university that has been cockily floating along for the last decade. All those who felt above scrutiny (that includes you, BOT) are gonna start feeling the heat for their longstanding & ongoing breaches of fiduciary duty.

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  1. I know Pudly is disappointed but look on the bright side! No one was SODOMIZED because of this scandal!! Also, lay off of Lynn Swann! He is a victim in all of this!

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      1. Don’t laugh, tebow. The theory of the athletic department dimension of this prosecution is that some coaches were helping get students into school on athletic scholarships — students who would never actually participate in sports —but nevertheless be allowed to stay in school after immediately “sustaining injuries” that prevented them from being actively involved on teams….. hmmmm.
        #MayIJoinPudly’sPrayerGroup?

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      1. Come on Link:

        UCLA’s felon appears to be a free agent in the scheme of things.

        The Clown U had a small organization working diligently to harvest Max cash (no pun intended) from the simple bozo admission scam.

        SUCXX the Univ. is, at the direction of Nicky Squid, a bona fide, full race, RICO operation

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      2. Owns —you are completely off base in calling Once and Future King Max the leader of a criminal enterprise —-and should he leave the country or commit suicide in the next 24 hours I’m sure it will have nothing to do with the ongoing Justice Department probe.
        #AbsolutelyNothing…
        #UnlessHeLeavesANote…
        #WhichIHopeHeDoesn’t

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      3. I know… It’s a big $hit sandwich and everyone is about to take a bite out of it…it’s just that southern cal’s bite is whole lot bigger then the others.

        Also, how dumb were these kids that got into southern cal that needed their parents to bribe someone??!! These must’ve been who got rejected from being home schooled! Think of it they are perfect for southern cal!!

        Sanctions are coming!! Sanctions are coming!!

        #twoifbyWaterpolo #oneifbyRowing

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      1. Commie Lush, Pusley and posting something intelligent about Pusley are mutually exclusive.

        Consider CL, as I write, Pusley is writing irrationally “Wasn’t Vavic a ruin grad class of 92?” on Wolf’s blog. But, when Vavic won multiple M & W WP NC’s I don’t recall Pusley reminding Succxster’s that Vavic is a UCLA grad.

        Commie Lush, the real reason I write is I’m shocked by your genuine empathy for Pusley, renown SUCCX cockroach. Too me, if anyone on this blog had an impenetrable, Bolshevik, Heart of Stone, it was you. Truly, Commie Lush, I’m stunned by your empathy for an insect – who knew!

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  2. Reggie Bush was crucified by USC because his parents received a loan…USC adminstrators took bribes.

    The USC Board of Trustees need to be held accountable for allowing Max Nikias to carry out the university’s Lack of Institutional Control.

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    1. tebow—So far we’ve only been discussing the criminal aspect of this mess. Can you imagine the civil aspect? Think about all the students who have been denied admission as a result of these scams. The # of possible lawsuits actually scares me.
      #It’sStaggering

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      1. MG

        Center mass – given the drift of the US SC and the burning desire of many, and not just on one side of the aisle, to take up issues surrounding admissions…some of which is already under way…yikes! They say there are parts of Big Sur no human has ever set foot on…one would suspect that, one way or another (gonna gitchyuhgitchyuhgitchyuh)…some of the Helltanic’s top brass might find their way there…

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  3. I don’t see why the fbi is involved in mostly matters of a civil nature. ..where is the security of the country involved, the national interest/defense? who cares what a private business does to help someone gain a fake degree or whatever they get, they were not defrauded, they know it is manipulation…sounds like the court system and todays media…who passed a law stating you can’t cheat on grades…hell, you will have to throw all public school teachers/unions in prison…compared to real education and schools before the 70’s school is a joke incl inflated grades and inflated SAT’s.

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    1. 18 U.S.C. § 1341 provides:

      Whoever, having devised or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, or to sell, dispose of, loan, exchange, alter, give away, distribute, supply, or furnish or procure for unlawful use any counterfeit or spurious coin, obligation, security, or other article, or anything represented to be or intimated or held out to be such counterfeit or spurious article, for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice or attempting so to do, places in any post office or authorized depository for mail matter, any matter or thing whatever to be sent or delivered by the Postal Service, or deposits or causes to be deposited any matter or thing whatever to be sent or delivered by any private or commercial interstate carrier, or takes or receives therefrom, any such matter or thing, or knowingly causes to be delivered by mail or such carrier according to the direction thereon, or at the place at which it is directed to be delivered by the person to whom it is addressed, any such matter or thing, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both. If the violation occurs in relation to, or involving any benefit authorized, transported, transmitted, transferred, disbursed, or paid in connection with, a Presidential declared major disaster or emergency (as those terms are defined in section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122)), or affects a financial institution, such person shall be fined not more than $1,000,000 or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.

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    2. Because that 59 year old ‘Singer’ was using a ‘non-profit’ as his vehicle for ‘donations’ and then the extra kicker – the parents got to use that for a tax deduction – federal violations and then some.

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  4. No justifying or defending this. Our athletic department is worse than a dumpster fire. It is corrupt and or ineffectual. Whatever changes need to made should be done right now. Let the heads roll.

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