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Security Guard Sues USC

A security guard is suing the university for allegedly being trampled on by the stampede of fans after last year's football game against Stanford. 

A security guard filed a lawsuit against USC on Wednesday for allegedly being trampled after a huge crowd of Trojans stormed the field after the Stanford football game last year. 

USC won the game with a field goal as time expired. It was the first victory over the Cardinal in four years. As soon as the ball went through the goal posts, excited fans rushed the field.

Security guard David P. Bueno was working for the Northridge-based Contemporary Services Corp., the security team hired to work that game at the Coliseum. 

Bueno was stationed at the stairs leading to the field and was supposed to keep all fans, other than those with special passes, from going down the stairs, according to the lawsuit. He is seeking unspecified damages. 

According to the lawsuit, "exuberant fans stormed onto the field, creating a dangerous situation for everyone on the field, including players, officials and private security personnel." 

A USC representative did not immediately reply to request for comment. 

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