Boermeester originally was suspended by USC in February for what it called a “student-conduct issue.”
It turns out the kicker was being investigated by USC’s Title IX Office for a third-party allegation of pushing his girlfriend, USC tennis player Zoe Katz, in the driveway of her home near campus, Katz said in a statement.
Katz vehemently denied the allegation, saying that the investigation was “unfair” and “biased,” and that Boermeester “has been falsely accused of conduct involving me.”
A university spokesman told multiple outlets in an emailed statement that “USC stands by its investigation and the accounts provided by multiple witnesses. As previously stated, student disciplinary records are confidential. If the students involved waive their confidentiality rights, the university will offer a detailed response.”
Boermeester made 18 of 25 field-goal attempts in 2016, his first season as USC’s starting kicker. His most famous kick may have also been his last one as a Trojans player. He made a game-winning 46-yard field goal as time expired to beat Penn State in the Rose Bowl.