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Steve Dillon seeks release from USC

Updated: July 19, 2011, 9:32 PM ET
By Pedro Moura | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- University of Southern California signee Steve Dillon failed to qualify academically this week and now seeks his release from the school, he confirmed in a text message to ESPNLosAngeles.com Tuesday.

Dillon, a Palmdale (Calif.) defensive lineman in the Class of 2011, did not receive the necessary grades in summer school classes to meet NCAA-mandated minimums. He sent in his signed scholarship release Monday and now awaits USC's return of the forms.

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