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USC football: Walk-on defensive back James Harbin arrested

November 7, 2011 |  1:27 pm

Usc-logo_200James Harbin, a senior walk-on defensive back for USC, was arrested during the weekend on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery.

Harbin, 22, was arrested Saturday at 10:20 p.m. by Southwest Division officers of the Los Angeles Police Department and was booked early Sunday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website. He was released Sunday night after posting bond for $20,000 bail, the website said.

Harbin, who was in for a few plays at the end of USC’s 42-17 victory over Colorado on Friday, was absent from Monday’s morning workout. USC Coach Lane Kiffin said he spoke with Harbin earlier in the day.

“An issue came up this weekend with him -- we’re still looking into it and I don’t have all the information right now,” Kiffin said. “I just told him, ‘We’re just trying to collect information. In the meantime, concentrate on school.’”

Harbin, who played at Harbor City Narbonne High and Los Angeles Southwest College, could not be reached for comment. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 1.

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