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

Graham Watson
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Oct 13, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; USC Trojans cornerback Anthony Brown (16) blocks a punt kicked by Washington Huskies punter Korey Durkee (46) during the first half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

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."

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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.

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