USC's Barkley reprimanded for comment

Southern California junior quarterback 12 for public comments about an athlete prior to last Saturday's game against Arizona State.

Barkley, according to the Los Angeles Times, called Sun Devils linebacker Vontaze Burfict a "dirty player." The two also played against each other in high school.

"All of our student-athletes must adhere to the Pac-12's policies on Sportsmanship and Standards of Conduct, which call for our student athletes to treat opponents with respect and create and ensure a collegiate atmosphere in which to conduct competition," Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said. "In these circumstances, Mr. Barkley's comments were a clear violation of conference rules and he is being appropriately reprimanded."