LOS ANGELES >> Former Southern California cornerback Brian Baucham is suing the school and former coach Lane Kiffin, alleging he was forced to play in a game while ill.
A law firm representing Baucham, AgnewBrusavich, says it filed the suit Monday.
Baucham claims he suffered cardiopulmonary damage and brain injury when he played against California on Sept. 22, 2012, two months after sustaining a concussion.
Baucham’s lawsuit claims he was ill before the game, but was forced to play by Kiffin. Baucham collapsed on the field during the second half and was taken to a hospital by ambulance, spending several days on a ventilator.
Baucham didn’t play for the Trojans again. The lawsuit also claims USC attempted to revoke Baucham’s scholarship after his injury.
USC didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.