Steve Sarkisian is firing back at USC, for $30 million.
The school fired him as head coach and according to TMZ Sports, he's not taking this lying down. He feels he was unfairly terminated because of his disabling alcoholism. Sarkisian says the school should have taken the necessary steps in order to get him help.
"Alcoholism is a recognized disability under California law," Sarkisian's attorney said. "So firing somebody because of that disability is against the law."
Sarkisian's complaint plainly states three times in on the first page that the Trojans kicked him "to the curb." He claims he was fired over email.
The former head coach completed treatment and has a desire to return to coaching. Obviously, it won't be happening at USC seeing as though Clay Helton was recently named permanent head coach. The school refused to pay the remainder of Sarkisian's contract so he wants that money and then some for the anguish he's suffered.
The main issues Sarkisian takes with the school is that they knew about his alcoholism and made him sign a letter to go to counseling and refrain from too much alcohol. He claims that letter showed him the school was committed to helping him so when they fired him, he was caught off guard.
We haven't heard the last of this fiasco.