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USC apologizes for recruiting allegation

Updated: July 7, 2010, 8:49 PM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN

USC athletic director Mike Garrett has apologized to Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley for inaccurately alleging that a member from the school illegally contacted Trojans freshman running back Dillon Baxter, according to a letter Garrett sent to Foley.

In the letter -- which was dated July 1 and seen by ESPN -- Garrett wrote that he spoke with Baxter and "he has now confirmed that he did not receive a call from your institution. Therefore, USC has no intention of pursuing this matter ...

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