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USC Football: Mitch Mustain is offered pre-file diversion program

March 16, 2011 |  7:37 pm

Must Former USC quarterback Mitch Mustain, who was arrested last month on suspicion of selling prescription narcotics, will not face misdemeanor charges if he completes a pre-file diversion program, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney’s office said Wednesday.

Mustain, 23, must complete a drug-education program, perform 100 hours of community service and not be involved in another incident with police over the course of one year, city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said.

Mustain was arrested for allegedly selling Adderall, an amphetamine, to an undercover officer in the San Fernando Valley. But the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office declined to file charges because the substance sold to the undercover officer was "lisdexamfetamine dimesylate," which is not listed as a controlled substance.

County prosecutors sent the case to the city attorney for a possible misdemeanor filing.

Mustain, who is preparing to work out for NFL scouts at USC’s Pro Day on March 30, did not return phone calls seeking comment.

Mateljan said the city attorney’s office was still reviewing a case involving former USC defensive lineman Everson Griffen, who was arrested in January after an incident with Los Angeles Police Department officers following a traffic stop.

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 Photo: Mitch Mustain. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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