'Varsity Blues' Judge Splits Trials For Ex-USC Coach, Official

By Chris Villani (October 13, 2021, 6:29 PM EDT) -- "Varsity Blues" prosecutors will have to try a former coach at the University of Southern California separately from a onetime official at the Pac-12 school, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, finding that lumping them into one trial could be unfair.

Former USC Trojans water polo coach Jovan Vavic will face a jury at a later date, rather than alongside a former USC athletic department official in November, the judge ruled Wednesday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani said in a brief docket entry that only former USC athletic department official Donna Heinel will be tried in November, the...

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