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Report: USC athletic director Pat Haden hospitalized twice in past two days

USC athletic director Pat Haden has been hospitalized twice in the past two days, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Haden was noticeably absent from USC's annual "Salute To Troy" event on campus Saturday, which prompted questions. A source told the newspaper that Haden had checked himself into the hospital twice because he wasn’t feeling well.

The USC athletic department would not comment on Haden’s status.

Haden, who has been USC’s athletic director since 2010 and helped steer it through NCAA sanctions, is also a member of the new College Football Playoff committee. Haden is one of 13 people charged with picking the four schools to participate in the inaugural College Football Playoff.

USC opens the season — and the Steve Sarkisian Era — against Fresno State on Aug. 30.

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