USC Forward Chimezie Metu Suspended For One Half Vs. California

USC announced tonight that forward Chimezie Metu was suspended for one half, surrendered his captaincy and issued a letter of apology for punching a Washington State player in the groin. The Pac-12 accepted the penalty and will issue no further punishment.

A one-half suspension vs. awful Cal? That seems like an awfully light penalty.

Metu’s letter says “a lack of judgment for a split second led to an action that I immediately regretted and had no business committing in the first place. I understand there is no place in the game of basketball for such an unsportsmanlike action.”
Metu said he is “prepared to take any necessary steps to ensure that I am not involved in such an incident moving forward.”

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  • Trojan5

    Clemson is losing because all of their players are not wearing the same socks.

    • 04Trojan

      Ha.

    • Paul Muad’dib

      Yup, Coach Saban personally measured and matched all of his players’ socks before and after the game.

  • GOMER HELTON

    Maybe he only hit one testicle, thus 1/2 a game instead of a full game

    • Jethro G Sabbath

      That was good!
      Would the Washington State player have to confirm this?

  • hoohoolianFUCLA

    Targeting, 15 yards and ejection.

  • disqus_CARwRiuTsK

    I’m watching the Clemson-Alabama game and this reminds me of USC. The Clemson O-line is getting pushed around by Bama. There is pressure on every play. Clemson cant run the ball at all. Clemson’s O-Line looks as despondent and confused as SC’s did against Ohio State. Some of these missed blocks just look like they really dont care anymore.

    • 04Trojan

      Precisely.

    • Brent4c

      Apparently they should fire Dabbo and half his staff then.

      • fire Dabbo

        So, a national champion having a down year (“down year” meaning losing in the semifinal!) means that Helton should keep his job?

    • Paul Muad’dib

      It’s because their socks didn’t match.

  • JustOwns

    Typical CS bozo u discipline. Just cause Metu deliberately sucker punched an opponent’s junk, there’s no need for the two-bit bozo BB program to suffer.

    Together, the pathetic Andyain’twinning and Swanny don’t have the spine of a jellyfish.

  • 04Trojan

    Clemson/Bamy has a similar score to USC/not the osu. Fire Swinney? What say you, Flow?

  • 04Trojan

    Wait! Was that just a coach right in front of the camera whistling and throwing his arms up on the sidelines for an injured player for Bamy?! Flow! Say it ain’t so!

    • JustOwns

      Sounds like you have had too many sips of beer.

      • 04Trojan

        How’s that?

        • JustOwns

          You’re waving an anti-SW flag like a sh*t-faced sign twirler.

          • 04Trojan

            Well, of all people, especially from the ucla front, you would know. But in this case, you don’t. I’ve waved that towel for a while. I, for one, can handle my alcohol. Unfortunately for you, you’ve admitted you can’t. Get lost. Go back to Thuc with Chaz Beefcake and Flow. You’re constantly on the wrong blog. And that is oh so sad.

          • SCgrad12

            Just Owns/Bruin Rob is a racist.

          • 04Trojan

            And a horrible drunk.

          • JustOwns

            Succ12 + Odd4 < pre-Mendoza line rational.

          • JustOwns

            So odd4, on the one hand I would know, except, in this case, I don’t.

            Know or not know what?

  • SCgrad12

    Like stealing sunglasses in China?

  • Globehead

    I don’t think putting a word in quotes means what you think it means.

  • Jethro G Sabbath

    Lawndale?

    • 88 Straight

      Lawndale is his happy place. Corner laundromat with a roll of quarters.

      • gotroy22

        Dreams come true in Lawndale!

        • 88 Straight

          Suspended for an entire half!! They really threw the book at him.

          • gotroy22

            That is embarrassing. He assaulted the WSU player.

  • gotroy22

    “Metu said he is “prepared to take any necessary steps to ensure that I am not involved in such an incident moving forward.”” So he’s going to see a USC Med Center psychiatrist?

    • 88 Straight

      He’s “groin-g” to address his issues!

  • Yale O. Leftwich

    most comments never heard ‘you who are sinless cast the first stone, under penalty of being judged by that same standard, lest you be judged…he is still very young,not matured …did wrong knows it and issued a real apology…that’s my observation…let him learn and fight on, wish is what I would hope for any.