Thursday Whispers: Why Was Lynn Swann Fired?
When Lynn Swann was fired last month, a lot of people assumed it was because he was a lousy athletic director.
It’s true he was a lousy athletic director. But I’ve heard a well-known figure in the athletic dept. met with USC president Carol Folt and discussed Swann before his dismissal.
I don’t know the exact details of the conversation (yet) but several sources within the athletic dept. tell me they believe this meeting with Folt spurred Swann’s dismissal. The person who met with Folt would also have knowledge of any problems within the athletic dept. They are the type of person who knows any problem as soon as it pops up in the dept. This is definitely a stay-tuned topic.