Lane Kiffin abruptly ends presser after 28 seconds following reporter’s inquiry (vid)
Whether by accident or a deliberate and conscious act, over the years, USC Trojans head football coach Lane Kiffin has cultivated a reputation as being a petulant and conceited individual. Some may even go so far as to call him an insufferable jerk, and to those people, it probably will not come as a surprise that Lane Kiffin immediately ended a media session after only 28 seconds for what appears to be a reporter’s inquiry related to a player’s injury status. Yeah, that’s pretty insufferable of an act, not to mention kind of jerky.
Earlier this month, USC banned Los Angeles Daily News reporter Scott Wolf from practices for two weeks and refused to credential him after he reported on a player’s injury, a violation of USC policy. To be fair, the ban was later lifted, but the damage had already been done, in a manner of speaking, as it cast USC’s football program in a negative light and perhaps caused a distraction.
Which brings us to Wednesday’s incident. Kiffin, clearly perturbed by the line of questioning, stews for a moment, before abruptly saying, “I gotta go,” or at least that’s how it sounds.
A note in the YouTube description of the video states: “In keeping with USC practice policy, the question stating the player’s name and status at practice has been muted.” Good grief.
How dare a reporter actually engage in the act of reporting? The nerve of some people.
[H/T SB Nation]