Can USC Overcome Racial Profiling Stigma?

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USC Football Controversy

In 2007, then-USC football linebacker Clay Mathews took heat after creating a Facebook page titled "White Nation," featuring a picture of an African-American baby in handcuffs alongside the caption "arrest Black babies before they become criminals." Matthews and team officials later apologized for the incident, calling it a locker room prank gone south, but for some critics, the damage to the team's reputation had already been done. (Photo: Jeff Golden/Getty Images)