Simpson Among 3 Who Leave USC

Three USC football players, including O.J. Simpson’s son, Jason, have left the Trojan team for various reasons, school officials said.

Simpson, a tailback, has transferred to a community college to improve his academic standing. Defensive lineman Jeff Peace did not receive a medical clearance because of a chronic pinched nerve in his neck. Both were redshirt freshmen. Sophomore offensive lineman John Necas left for personal reasons.

For the record:

12:00 a.m. Aug. 17, 1989 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Thursday August 17, 1989 Home Edition Sports Part 3 Page 12 Column 4 Sports Desk 1 inches; 18 words Type of Material: Correction
USC Football--Linebacker Jeff Pease’s name was misspelled in Wednesday’s editions and his position was listed incorrectly.

Meanwhile, sophomore cornerback Marvin Pollard and senior guard Brent Parkinson, who were declared academically ineligible last spring and attended other colleges, were readmitted Tuesday.

And Travis Hannah, who ran track at USC last spring, has joined the football team as a flanker. Hannah, from Hawthorne, ran the third leg of the Trojan 400-meter relay team that won the Pacific 10 Conference championship. He has a personal best of 45.4 seconds in the 400 meters and was the 1988 state high school 400-meter champion.

Pete Arbogast, a long-time sports broadcaster in Southern California, will do USC football and basketball play-by-play for KNX radio, station general manager George Nicholaw announced.


He will replace Tom Kelly, who handled USC broadcasts for more than 20 years before leaving to take a post with a cable network.