Joe McKnight will make himself eligible for the NFL Draft, the USC running back told the Los Angeles Times.
"It’s my first healthy season, and it’s time for me to go," McKnight told The Times.
McKnight was held out of the Emerald Bowl because USC was investigating his relationship with a Santa Monica businessman who owned a 2006 Land Rover that McKnight drove. The businessman also had once registered the website domain 4joemcknight.com.
McKnight said that situation did not factor in his decision to turn pro.