Steve Sarkisian said he mixed medication and alcohol Saturday

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USC coach Steve Sarkisian said he mixed medication and alcohol Saturday night when he made inappropriate comments at a donor function for the school.

Sarkisian issued an apology for his statements on Sunday. He reportedly used a profanity in front of USC's "Fight On" slogan and said some opponents on USC's 2015 schedule "suck." He was reportedly ushered off the stage by athletic director Pat Haden.

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He refused to disclose the type of medication he was taking on Saturday.

He also said Tuesday that he does not believe he has a drinking problem but will go ahead and seek treatment.

USC has also banned alcohol from its locker rooms. While Sarkisian said alcohol was never allowed in the players' locker room, it had been previously allowed in the coaches' locker room after big wins. He also said that he was not going to drink during the 2015 season.

Quarterback Cody Kessler also said that Sarkisian had apologized to his team.

Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart was a guest on Yahoo Sports' Grandstanding podcast on Tuesday and expressed disappointment in the Trojans coach.

"Obviously, what he did is inappropriate and unacceptable," Leinart told Yahoo Sports. "He understands that. That's not how you represent any college, let alone USC, but I think he's handled it like a man. I buy his apology. He understands that it's not tolerated, and it can't happen again."

Sarkisian, a former USC co-offensive coordinator with Lane Kiffin, was hired as the team's head coach after the 2013 season following Kiffin's firing from the school. USC went 9-4 in 2014 and is considered a strong contender to win the Pac-12 and make the College Football Playoff.

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