USC football: Tim Floyd concludes testimony at NCAA hearing
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Tim Floyd just finished a day of testimony before the NCAA Committee on Infractions.
Floyd exited the ballroom with new football Coach Lane Kiffin following close behind, Kiffin then offering a handshake and good-luck wishes to the former Trojans basketball coach.
A former member of O.J. Mayo’s inner circle has alleged that Floyd paid former Mayo advisor Rodney Guillory $1,000. Floyd, who resigned last June, has denied the allegation.
Floyd was in good spirits after his appearance, but he declined to comment about the hearing, citing instructions from the infractions committee.
‘I wish I could, but I can’t,’ he said, adding that he appeared because ‘it was the right thing to do.’
Jim Darnell, one of Floyd’s attorneys, would not discuss specific allegations Floyd was questioned about, but he said he thought Floyd got a fair hearing.
Asked if Floyd was able to vindicate himself, Darnell said, ‘We got the opportunity to present our side of the case.’
Were they successful?
‘I’ll know that in two months,’ Darnell said.
Asked what he hoped the end result would be, Darnell said, ‘What we want is for Coach to be dropped out of this completely.’
I’ll have more later at latimes.com/sports
-- Gary Klein