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Seth Davis: Give USC's Kevin O'Neill a break

Neel On the TruTV pregame NCAA tournament show Wednesday afternoon, analyst Seth Davis said he was surprised USC Coach Kevin O'Neill had gotten a suspension for O'Neill's confrontation last week with a University of Arizona fan and seemed to defend O'Neill's rambunctious behavior.

Davis said, "KO (Kevin O'Neill) is not exactly a water-off-the-back guy. One of the unfortunate things that came out of this was the impression this was like a bar fight. This was in the hotel lobby at 7 o'clock at night, KO was not staying in the hotel, the team was, but he lives a couple of blocks away in Los Angeles....

"I talked to Kevin.... It didn't matter where they were. If he had seen this particular gentleman, it would have been an unfortunate confrontation."

Well, OK then. Whenever, wherever O'Neill sees this particular person there's going to be a confrontation? So there's the lesson for you college athletes. Any time, any place you meet up with someone you feel has done you wrong, get right to confronting them.

USC will play its first-round NCAA tournament game at 6 p.m. PDT Wednesday on TruTV against Virginia Commonwealth.

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-- Diane Pucin

Photo: USC basketball coach Kevin O'Neill. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

 
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