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Until O’Neill was reinstated, he said he feared he would lose his job.

“Yeah, of course, anytime you’re a coach of a major college football or basketball program, and you screw up either socially or NCAA-wise, you’ve put yourself in jeopardy,” O’Neill said. “There’s so much responsibility that comes with being a head coach of a program like the USC Trojans, and when you have a major screw-up like I had, of course your job’s in jeopardy.

“My job is to not screw up again, and I realize if I do screw up again it will be a serious situation.”

Haden said O’Neill still faces additional discipline by the school and a fine.

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