Washington State’s upset victory over USC on Sept. 29 was one of the more intriguing results in the entire opening month of the college football season. Since then, the Cougars have disappointed in some ways, while the victory doesn’t look quite as impressive given USC’s own struggles. Still, it was a big win for Mike Leach and company.
Now, though, there is a bit of a black mark, at least on the USC side of the ledge. KXLY in Spokane brings word that Washington State University police are seeking second-degree assault charges against USC defensive lineman Liam Jimmons. Those felony-level charges come as a result of video that appears to show Jimmons threw a fan to the ground during the ruckus following the upset win and, within the KXLY piece, it reveals that the WSU student has concussion issues as a result.
Here is the video (h/t CBS Sports) and Jimmons can be seen near the 20-yard line.
The CBS report indicates that USC head coach Clay Helton stated he is “aware of the situation” and later, Helton said “internal discipline has been taken” at this time. Still, that does not speak to the potential criminal aspect of this case and that is certainly something to monitor.
If this escalates, it could have ramifications when it comes to field-storming as well but, for now, we have to hope that the Wazzu student is okay and monitor the legal proceedings moving forward.