USC president Max Nikias offered a public statement on behalf of Pat Haden this morning.
“As president of USC I am very, very fortunate to have Pat Haden as our Athletic Director – as is the entire Trojan Family. He is a man of true character and integrity, he cares deeply for our student athletes, and he always makes their well-being his highest priority.
“Pat Haden has been doing an outstanding job in leading Trojan Athletics in the past five years and I want to take this opportunity to reiterate my unwavering support for him.
“I look forward to working with Pat Haden as our USC AD for many years to come.”