USC Trojans football team are currently going through one of the toughest periods in their history, and the news got a lot worse on Thursday when Anthony Brown quit the team and labelled his ex-coach as a racist.
Pretty strong words from the defensive back turned running back who was preparing to have a breakout year before all hell broke loose this week.
It couldn't get worse for the Trojans, with the news coming one day after Josh Shaw admitted to making up a story about saving his drowning relative.
With Shaw suspended indefinitely, the Trojans were hoping to try and distance themselves from bad press, but this latest news regarding Anthony Brown is almost as bad as it gets.
Brown on the attack
It's understood that Brown is certainly not going to go down without a fight, and the noise surrounding his departure is much more likely to be turned up before it dissipates.
Not only is Brown one of the team's senior players, he has been taking to social media to aim some shots at USC, and that's when the most dramatic of allegations were thrown the way of head coach Steve Sarkisian.
In one of his posts on Instagram, Brown describes the working environment he had to endure under Sarkisian as "like a slave in his office". While he also labelled his ex-coach as a "racist".
But Brown isn't the only one to have his say, with USC defensive tackle Antwaun Woods firing back at the comments on Twitter.
"Coach Sark is a great person/Coach! Please disregard comments that have been made by someone," Woods tweeted.
How everything unfolded
It's likely that this story won't go away for a while now, and here's how Ryan Abraham of Scout.com saw the developments unfold.
"Steve Sarkisian just came into the media room to inform us that Anthony Brown has quit the football team. Brown went on Instagram and Facebook, accusing Sarkisian of being a racist," Abraham reported.
"Sark said he was “shocked” at these allegations, called them “ridiculous” and welcomed us to talk to anyone in or around the program and they would tell us that it simply wasn’t true."
The further this goes the more we are likely to hear out of USC. But the more we hear, the more fear Trojans fans might feel. So what do you think Trojans fans? Leave your thoughts in the comment box below.