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USC grants linebacker Glen Stanley a release

Glen Stanley, a linebacker from Eastern Arizona College, has been granted a release from his football scholarship by USC, the school announced Wednesday.

Stanley, who is originally from Florida, is a 6-foot-3, 245-pound sophomore with great speed and range, and his departure marks yet another hit to an already thin Trojans corps of linebackers.

USC had already lost:

Frankie Telfort, whom team doctors would not clear for partcipation because of a heart condition; Uona Kaveinga, who transferred to Brigham Young; Jarvis Jones, who transferred to Georgia because USC doctors would not clear him to play with a neck injury; and Jordan Campbell, who was suspended by new Coach Lane Kiffin for spring practice, then transferred to Louisville after USC was hit with NCAA sanctions.

Stanley first sought his release in June, and it was denied, with Kiffin saying he expected the player in camp when the Trojans opened practice Aug. 4. Stanley and his Florida-based attorney, Shannon Ligon, re-filed their request after it was announced earlier this month that Pat Haden would replace Mike Garrett as USC's athletic director.

Kiffin was not immediately available for comment.

--Mike Hiserman

 
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