LenDale White says Pat Haden ejected him from Coliseum; USC disagrees

Nick Bromberg

Former USC RB LenDale White said that he was ejected from USC's game against Colorado at the Los Angeles Coliseum Saturday by USC athletic director Pat Haden.

The school says that Haden did not have White ejected. But White was indeed escorted from the stadium, as seen in this video here. (The video has no audio)

White voiced his frustration on Twitter after the game and even called Haden a coward. He reportedly got into a heated conversation with Haden during USC's win over Colorado.

According to the Los Angeles Daily News, White was escorted from the game after he tried to get into USC coach Steve Sarkisian's press conference following USC's victory over Colorado. Sarkisian was an assistant coach while White was at USC under Pete Carroll.

Per ESPN, USC sports information director Tim Tessalone said White was in a "very loud and heated disrespectful conversation with Pat. Pat was trying to calm him down and make sense of what he was saying" but that Haden did not have White ejected from the stadium. Haden said he didn't see White after the game.

White watched Saturday's game against Colorado from the sidelines, a week after he was critical of USC's and coaching on Twitter during the team's win against Arizona.

White was a second-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in the 2006 NFL draft. While at USC, he was the "thunder" to Reggie Bush's "lightning" as the Trojans went to the BCS Championship Game following the 2004 and 2005 seasons. In his three years at the school he had a school-record 52 TD runs.

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