has resigned as basketball coach at Southern California following allegations that he gave $1,000 in cash to a man who helped steer former star player
to the Trojans.
Floyd yesterday submitted a one-paragraph letter to USC athletic director Mike Garrett saying he was quitting because he no longer had full enthusiasm for his job.
In May, Yahoosports.com reported that one-time Mayo confidant Louis Johnson said Floyd made a payment of $1,000 to Rodney Guillory, a "runner" for sports agent Bill Duffy. Such a payment would be a major violation of NCAA rules.
In other college news:
* Less than a week after firing basketball coach Tom Green, Fairleigh Dickinson named assistant Greg Vetrone as interim coach through next season.
* NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield tested positive for methamphetamine during a random drug screening on May 1, according to a report in ESPN The Magazine. Mayfield was suspended May 9 for violating NASCAR's substance abuse policy. A gag order is in place because both Mayfield and NASCAR have filed lawsuits in the matter.
* Boxer Mike Tyson has married for a third time, 2 weeks after his 4-year-old daughter died in a tragic treadmill accident. The owner of the La Bella Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas said Tyson and his bride, Lakiha Spicer, exchanged vows Saturday.