What's buzzing:

Dr. Saturday

USC RB Anthony Brown quits team, alleges Steve Sarkisian treated him 'like a slave'

Graham Watson
Dr. Saturday

USC’s bad week just got worse after running back Anthony Brown quit the football team and alleged racism by coach Steve Sarkisian on his way out the door.

Brown posted the following photo on his Instagram account on Thursday and wrote, "Sark treated me like a slave in his Office... Can't play for a racist MAN!!!!! #Fighton."

View photo

Anthony Brown Instagram (_moneyab)

Anthony Brown Instagram (_moneyab)

News of his departure from the program followed shortly afterward.

Sarkisian noted that Brown wanted to switch from cornerback to tailback, but he was injured during fall camp. He said that he thought Brown could help the team and tried to talk him out of quitting. He was surprised to hear of Brown’s allegations.

USC nose tackle Antwaun Woods took to Twitter to defend his coach:

Brown played in 19 games at cornerback during his three seasons with the Trojans and made six starts.

The news of Brown’s departure, and the allegations that followed it, comes just a day after USC senior captain Josh Shaw acknowledged he lied about injuring his ankles while saving his 7-year-old nephew from a pool.

If anyone needs a game as a distraction right now, it’s USC. The Trojans open their season against Fresno State on Saturday.

For more USC news, visit TrojanSports.com.

Related college football video from Yahoo Sports:

- - - - - - -

Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at dr.saturday@ymail.com or follow her on Twitter!

And don’t forget to keep up with all of Graham’s thoughts, witty comments and college football discussions on Facebook

View Comments (3168)
  • Kipchoge wins his 1st London Marathon in Kenyan top 4

    Kipchoge wins his 1st London Marathon in Kenyan top 4

    Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the first time on Sunday, leading home a Kenyan top four ahead of defending champion Wilson Kipsang. ''It was a tough race,'' said the 30-year-old Kipchoge, who won the Chicago and Rotterdam marathons last … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago
  • Ethopia's Tufa wins London Marathon women's race

    Ethopia's Tufa wins London Marathon women's race

    LONDON (Reuters) - Ethopia's Tigist Tufa won the London Marathon's women's race in a provisional time of two hours, 23 minutes 22 seconds. Kenya's Mary Keitany finished second with Ethopia's Tirfi Tsegaye third. (Editing by Pritha Sarkar) … More »

    Reuters - 42 minutes ago
  • Kipchoge wins fierce London battle with Kipsang

    Kipchoge wins fierce London battle with Kipsang

    Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge got the better of compatriot and defending champion Wilson Kipsang in a fierce battle over the closing miles to win the London Marathon by five seconds on Sunday with world record holder Dennis Kimetto third. Kipchoge, a … More »

    Reuters - 43 minutes ago
  • Klitschko says Britain's Fury his next title opponent

    Klitschko says Britain's Fury his next title opponent

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - World heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko's next title defence is likely to be a mandatory WBA bout against Briton Tyson Fury, the Ukrainian said in the early hours of Sunday. "I just got the news that … More »

    Reuters - 48 minutes ago
  • Westwood makes it an Indonesian hat-trick after playoff

    Briton Lee Westwood made it an Indonesian Masters hat-trick by winning the Asian Tour title on Sunday but only after surviving a playoff with Thai Chapchai Nirat after blowing a five-shot lead. He seemed to find his game again with three birdies in … More »

    Reuters - 48 minutes ago