USC athletic director to skip playoff meetings due to ‘religious freedom’ law

  • USC AD to boycott College Football Playoff meetings over new law
  • Pat Haden, who has a gay son, made the announcement on Twitter
  • Indiana is home to NCAA headquarters and next week’s Final Four

USC athletic director Pat Haden said on Tuesday he will boycott the College Football Playoff selection committee meetings in Indianapolis this week due to a new Indiana law critics allege could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.

Haden, who has a gay son, made the announcement days after NCAA president Mark Emmert promised to ‘closely examine’ the impact of the controversial bill, set to take effect in July.

I am the proud father of a gay son. In his honor, I will not be attending the CFP committee meeting in Indy this week. #EmbraceDiversity

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