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USC suspends Rose Bowl-winning kicker Matt Boermeester due to ‘code of conduct issue’

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The incident reportedly involves an ex-girlfriend.

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USC kicker Matt Boermeester has been suspended due to a student code of conduct issue, according to a statement by the school.

“While this student code of conduct issue is being investigated, the student will not be representing the university as a member of its athletic team,” USC spokesman Tim Tessalone said in a statement.

The school wouldn’t elaborate on specifics due to student privacy laws, but Deadspin reports that there was an incident involving Boermeester and an ex-girlfriend.

Boermeester hit the game-winning field goal in the 2017 Rose Bowl from 46 yards that propelled USC to the victory over Penn State. He’s heading into his junior season with the Trojans.

Boermeester’s father Peter played his college football at cross-town rival UCLA, and Matt had to battle for the kicking job this season among two other players.

The Trojans have had other off-field incidents with student conduct in recent months as well.

It’s been just a few months since USC parted ways with three players — Osa Masina, Don Hill and Jabari Ruffin — over student-conduct issues. Masina is awaiting trial in Utah on sexual assault charges while Hill was expelled after he was implicated in another incident involving Masina. Ruffin was removed from the program this fall over an undisclosed violation.