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Judge Rules USC Doesn’t Owe Steve Sarkisian Anything in $30 Million Lawsuit

Judge Rules USC Doesn’t Owe Steve Sarkisian Anything in $30 Million Lawsuit
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 01: Offensive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian of the Atlanta Falcons on the field prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

An arbitrator reportedly ruled the University of Southern California does not owe former head football coach Steve Sarkisian any money after he sued the school for wrongful termination.

TMZ Sports reported the news, noting Sarkisian—who is now the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons—sued the school for $30 million and said USC fired him for alcoholism instead of helping him.

The coach said alcoholism was a disability going by California law, but the arbitrator ruled the laws “[do] not insulate the failure to control a controllable disability nor afford an…

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