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Report: Steve Sarkisian was drunk while coaching Sept. 26 USC-ASU game

A tragedy in Los Angeles is unfolding as more developments come out regarding Steve Sarkisian.

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With the USC Trojans granting head football coach Steve Sarkisian a leave of absence for health reasons, there have been more developments coming out regarding his history of heavy drinking.

According to a report from Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News, Sarkisian was drunk while coaching the Sept. 28 game at Arizona State.

It would explain why Sarkisian seemed extra jovial during the Trojans' 42-14 blowout over the Sun Devils. Sarkisian was seen celebrating heavily with players during the game and was even assessed a sideline warning by officials in the second half for excessive celebration.

USC athletic director Pat Haden asked Sarkisian to take a leave of absence after Sarkisian reportedly arrived at team facilities Sunday morning drunk and in poor health, went missing from practice and then notified Haden of his condition through a phone call. Sarkisian will seek treatment for his condition.

Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Clay Helton will act as interim coach for the second time in two years.

This is a serious matter regarding Sarkisian's personal life, and we wish him nothing but the best of luck and a full recovery. Please save your jokes for another subject, guys.