Bolden off USC's roster
USC has made the news official. The school finally left sophomore safety Bubba Bolden off its football roster, weeks after pulling him from the team altogether.
According to multiple sources, Bolden elected to leave the school as opposed to taking a lengthy two-year suspension. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound sophomore was facing punishment for an incident involving another USC student athlete.
Bolden was named as one of USC’s starting safeties prior to the start of the season but was pulled from the team that same week of practice. He did not participate at all this season.
In 2017, a then true freshman Bolden played in five games. He accounted for seven solo tackles and one assisted tackle. As a high school player at Bishop Gorman, Bolden was considered to be one of the best safety recruits in the 2017 class. He chose the Trojans over numerous other scholarships.
Bolden leaving USC was first reported by Scott Wolf of USC247.com. His two-year suspension was first reported by Chris Swanson of USC247.com.