The Pac-12 fined and reprimanded USC because a student manager intentionally deflated game footballs for the Oregon game. USC claimed the manager did it without anyone else’s knowledge. Official statement here.
The real question is do you believe Lane Kiffin did not really know? It fits perfectly into his “competitive advantage” obsession.
Let’s review some embarassing things this season:
1.) He lied about his coaches’ poll vote.
2.) Tried to deceive teams by switching jersey numbers.
3.) Banned opposing teams from using Coliseum for Friday walk-through.
4.) Deflated game balls.