USC AD Pat Haden taken to hospital after medical emergency (Updated)

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Updated 8 p.m. ET: Haden in stable condition at a local hospital, USC confirmed in a statement.

USC athletic director Pat Haden is resting comfortably at a local hospital.  His condition is stable and he is undergoing medical tests.  He plans to be back soon watching his Trojans in action.  He thanks all for their concern.

Health issues played a significant role in Pat Haden‘s decision earlier this month to step down as USC’s athletic director later this year.  Similar issues, unfortunately, have arisen yet again.

According to multiple media outlets, Haden sustained some type of medical event outside of Heritage Hall this morning and was treated by paramedics called to the scene.  He was ultimately transported to a local hospital, but is reportedly doing better physically after feeling lightheaded and being forced to sit to prevent a collapse.

In October of last year, Haden experienced a similar episode prior to USC’s game against Notre Dame.  That prompted the athletic director to step down from his position on the College Football Playoff selection committee.

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Haden has served in his capacity at his alma mater since 2010.  He’s scheduled to officially step down from his post June 30 of this year.