Sarkisian Sues USC Over Firing as Football Coach, Says He Was ‘Kicked to the Curb’

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Former USC football coach Steve Sarkisian sued the school Monday, saying it fired him in instead of allowing him to seek treatment for alcoholism in October.

Filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the 31-page complaint said USC didn't give Sarkisian the "reasonable accommodation" of allowing "time off to get help for his disability."

The complaint said Sarkisian has completed treatment, is sober and ready to return to coaching.

The lawsuit alleges breach of contract, discrimination on the basis of disability and invasion of privacy.

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