An arbitrator ruled on Monday that the University of Southern California doesn't owe Steve Sarkisian, its former football coach, anything in his wrongful termination lawsuit against the school, according to TMZ Sports.
TMZ cited the arbitrator who said "Sakisian must bear sole responsibility for having actively concealed from USC his claimed disabilities" after the coach initially said he didn't suffer from alcoholism after the incident at the Salute to Troy event.
"I am disappointed in the decision, but we will respect it and move on", Sarkisian, now the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, said in a statement released by his publicist.
Sarkisian was sacked in October 2015, two months after he appeared to be drunk during a preseason pep rally. In his one full season as coach of the Trojans, Sarkisian went 9-4 and won the Holiday Bowl.
Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo agrees to join Juventus from Real Madrid
The 13-time Champions League winners believe the Belgian striker is the one to fill Ronaldo's boots in Madrid next season. Ronaldo departs Real as the club's all-time top scorer, with an extraordinary 451 goals in 438 games .
Americans in UK warned to keep ‘low profile’ during Trump visit
"The issue is 'Do they have freedom to protest, freedom to assemble and should they be allowed to do so?'", he told British TV. He is also expected to visit Scotland - where he owns two golf courses - before heading back to the US.
France vs Belgium predictions, stats and betting tips
The victor will face either Croatia or England, who play Thursday (2am Malaysia time ), in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday. In Belgium's corner will be France's 1998 World Cup victor Thierry Henry who is now a member of the Belgian coaching staff.
Sarkisian blamed his behavior on mixing alcohol with medication before the event. "The last two years have been trying, but I am now in a great place, healthy, happy and loving my job with the Falcons and have the support of my family and friends and that's where my focus is and will remain".
Since then, Sarkisian has publicly spoken about his struggles with alcoholism and served as an assistant on the University of Alabama's staff before accepting the role with the Falcons. Multiple reports also claimed that Sarkisian was drunk during a game against Arizona State.
Sarkisian has spoken publicly about his battle with alcoholism since accepting the job with the Falcons past year, announcing that he is sober and had completed "intensive" treatment.
After he was absent from a practice on October 11, 2015, and acted off at a team meeting, he was placed on a leave of absence by then-USC athletic director Pat Haden.
Sarkisian, who is now the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, sued USC for $30 million after he was sacked in 2015. The team was 3-2 at the time Sarkisian was let go in 2015.