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Fifth-year senior Scott Felix ineligible for final season at USC

Fifth-year senior Scott Felix ineligible for final season at USC
USC linebacker Scott Felix applies pressure as Idaho quarterback Matt Linehanprepares to passduringthe first quarter of a game Sept. 12, 2015. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Fifth-year senior Scott Felix is ineligible to play his final season at USC after testing positive for a substance banned by the NCAA.

The NCAA denied an appeal.

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"While this mistake was not done on purpose, I take full responsibility for my actions," Felix wrote on Twitter.

Coach Clay Helton said before spring practice began that Felix's status was uncertain because of a "personal issue."

Felix started 10 games last season as an outside linebacker. He made 5 1/2 tackles for a loss, including four sacks.

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