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Thursday Whispers: What Is Lynn Swann's Status?

Thursday Whispers: What Is Lynn Swann's Status?

There is all kinds of speculation about Lynn Swann’s future after the fallout of the college admissions scandal and his appearance at last weekend’s autograph show.

I spoke to a member of the Board of Trustees on Wednesday, who refused to say if Swann were in trouble, but said everyone is under scrutiny because of various internal investigations going on at USC.

“People are going to be held accountable, no matter who they are, if there is wrongdoing,” the trustee said.

There are rumors that one-or-two more academic deans could be removed before the end of the year.

Swann’s worries are two-fold: Does he have any involvement in the admissions scandal? Does his overall performance as athletic director warrant any action from new president Carol Folt?

His frequent golf excursions and now his autograph excursions are drawing increased criticism.

“We never know if he is here,” said an athletic dept. administrator.

If this continues, Swann won’t last the 10 years he said he wants to be athletic director.

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