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UCLA Assistant Football Coach Arrested for Burglary
The Los Angeles Times sports blog has been breaking a story this morning about the arrest of UCLA's assistant football coach, Eric Scott, on suspicion of residential burglary. The 32-year-old was caught in the act of breaking into a house in Norwalk with two other men; he was booked and then released for $50,000 bail.
Scott came on board as a wide receiver coach last March after an internship in the athletics office; he has been heavily involved in recruiting what many experts have said is one of UCLA's best freshman classes in years. Needless to say, we're wondering what on earth would lead a high-profile college official to break into a house, jeopardizing both his own future and the reputation of his athletes.
Commenters are already going wild over at the LAT blog: one is even calling our dearly beloved Westwood campus the "University of Coaches Looting Apartments." Clever. Others are calling for UCLA to pay its coaches as much as USC does (we're betting that both schools dole out a pretty penny for their athletics staff).
This story will be updated as more details emerge.