Lynn Swann, received by the USC Trojans three years ago to run an athletic department familiar with the scandal, says he does not resign in front of it further.
Swann, who speaks to the Los Angeles Times on a college admissions hearing case where a senior associate athletic director, water polo coach and former soccer coach were accused and eventually fired at school, said that they are veteran athletics officials who "have seen bad things done and know better."  "I think everyone was blinded by it," Swann says in the Times interview. "The fact is that it is a senior staff member and the polo coach of our boys and girls … They are people who have been here for a long time and people who are here in difficult times and saw the bad things done and knew better. Everyone was very surprised, caught in the guard and taken with surprise. "
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Swann, 67, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Trojans receiver, was hired by USC in April 2016 to win retired athletic director Pat Haden.
Swann said that in the future, a person would have no more responsibility as senior administrators such as the fired Donna Heinel.
"We work at the university to implement the best system," says Swann. "We work in administration, admissions, sports managers, recruiters and scouts so many eyeballs here. Moving forward when a list of names is presented, the coach sees it, the recruiter sees it, sees it the overseer and others see it so we know they're real students-the athletes we're trying to get.
"If they are a football or other person, we need to know that they are true student-athletes. One of the first things I did after reading through the affidavit was I called Katharine Harrington, the vice president of admission and planning at USC, and I apologized to her. The admission department has no clue occurring. They have no idea, and why are they? "
Swann is among more than 200 candidates who are considered for the position before his hire. He has no experience in high-level athletic administration but the third-ever former USC football player took the post.
A four-time Super Bowl champion with Pittsburgh Steelers who played for the Trojans and selected the 21st general pick of the NFL draft in 1974, Swann said he would not be stepping down. ] "I do not take into account resigning. I am focused on this school and I am focusing on this job, "says Swann." This is an opportunity presented to me. I never went looking for this job, but it was a job I think I was prepared for. Everything I do in the USC, I've done for other people if capital raising, sitting on corporate boards, board of trustees chairman for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, chairman of the Presidential Council on Sports Fitness and Nutrition. "
Swann won national championship at USC in 1972, when the Trojans went 12-0. Swann graduated from a university with a bachelor's degree in public relations.]" I've done a lot of something in my life that gave me the experience of moving into this position, "Swann told the Los Angeles Times." I felt like a good time. Do I want to do it forever? No I would like to do this for 10 years. In American corporations, they look at a CEO tenure and say that 10 years is right.
"We have a good school and that's why these people did what they did to test their children at this school."  Information from The Associated Press is used in this report.