While at USC, Ambles says free nights usually consisted of "those other things." The routine was simple: a pre-party, a fraternity party and an after-hours party. In the end, it added up to a suspension, academic ineligibility and an eventual split with the football program.
The blame? He spreads that around. A little for Kiffin, a little for himself and a little for USC's cultural backdrop.
"I think the punishments Kiffin had for me were a little harsh, so I don't really like him at all." he says. "Kiffin had his guys. If his guys got in trouble for the same things as me, he wasn't as hard on them.
"It was my fault, too. I partied too much. At USC, there was always a party every night."
This would not shock me. Though Ambles was supposed to be one of "Kiffin's Guys".