The Bru McCoy case now seems to be right where some at USC prefer it not be: In the hands of Carol Folt and her team.
With the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office declining to file charges, it’s now up to the university to decide McCoy’s fate. The D.A. did not do USC any favors with this quick decision. Some at the university would have preferred a more drawn-out case, which would relieve them of making a decision before or during football season.
What will Folt do?
On one hand, if McCoy is not being prosecuted, that could be Folt’s justification for reinstating him. On the other hand, USC will have details of the case that might make it reluctant to reinstate McCoy.
Remember how Folt refused to hire Urban Meyer because of his ties to a domestic-violence case?
Also remember how safety Bubba Bolden was never charged by authorities but suspended 28 months because he was deemed a threat by party hosts despite the fact the Title IX office declined to open an investigation into his case. USC’s chief threat assessment officer did not find him to be a threat, Bolden said.
So McCoy’s case could go either way. But it’s too hot politically to be handled without crossing Folt’s desk.
- What is the status of Alabama-transfer defensive tackle Ishmael Sopsher, who has been limited following compartment surgery?
“To be seen,” defensive coorinator Todd Orlando said.
- In the USC newsletter, I wrote about the food shortage on campus this week.
At least one dining hall (Parkside) ran out of food Monday. And food establishments at the popular Tutor Center (California Pizza Kitchen, Lemonade, the Habit, Coffee Bean) never re-opened for school. The huge Starbucks at Cafe 84 is closed too.
In the past day or so, the Habit was converted to a generic burger place and the CPK is now called, “the Kitchen.” The Coffee Bean is now a generic juice bar.
Here is what USC sent students in the wake of the problems.