Joe McKnight Update

There has been considerable controversy today about the release of the man who shot Joe McKnight being released and not charged.

“In this state, there are some relative statutes that provide defenses to certain crimes,” Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said.

Ronald Gasser, the man who shot McKnight, could still be charged. Normand, who tried to assure the media there was no racial bias regarding the case, said McKnight was raised by a someone who worked in the shefiff’s office.

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Watching The JV Game Tonight?

I would say this even if USC were playing in the Pac-12 championship game. It’s on a Friday night? Really? So you think that’s not indicative of anything. How about this? Fox’s No. 1 broadcast team, Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt, are doing the Big Ten title game tomorrow. Joe Davis and Brady Quinn will do the Pac-12 game.

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USC Morning Buzz: If It’s Friday, It’s Time For The Notes Column

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In my weekly notes column, I mention how one of the first impressions of Joe McKnight at USC involved a visit from Peyton Manning. Tragically, he is the second USC athlete senselessly gunned down in Louisiana. Point guard Ryan Francis was murdered in Baton Rouge in 2006

I also spoke to quarterback Max Browne about whether there was any discussion of having him introduced with the seniors before the Notre Dame game, since he graduated and knew it was his final home game.

“It was never brought up on my end or Helton’s end,” Browne said

Full column here

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Bennie Boatwright Has Sprained Left Knee

boatwright-uclaUSC sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright has a Grade 2 sprain of his medial collateral ligament and is expected to miss six weeks following an MRI today.

“No surgery is required,” Andy Enfield said. “The approximate recovery time is six weeks.”

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Looking To 2017

One of the challenges next season is three potential starters — LB Osa Masina, DT Noah Jefferson, OT E.J. Price — will not be on the team next season.

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