USC coach to talk to Mayo about marijuana charge

Originally Published: March 11, 2007
ESPN.com news services

Southern California coach Tim Floyd reserved comment Saturday in the wake of star recruit O.J. Mayo being cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession late Friday in Huntington, W.Va.

According to reports, Mayo was one of four men cited for possession after the car they were riding in was pulled over, according to Cabell County Sheriff's Deputy Doug Adams.

"I'm not going to have any response on it until I know more about it," Floyd told reporters after USC lost to Oregon 81-57 in the championship game of the Pac-10 tournament Saturday night in Los Angeles. "I'm going to talk to O.J. before I talk to you guys."

Mayo, who starred for Huntington High School, is considered by many to be the nation's top high school basketball player. It is the second incident involving the Trojans' signee, who was suspended three games as punishment for being ejected and making contact with a referee in a Jan. 26 game.

Mayo transferred this season from Cincinnati's North College Hill to Huntington and signed a letter of intent in November to play next season at USC.