John Sandbrook, the stadium's interim general manager, said USC administrators drafted the confidentiality pact and had it signed by him and three members of the Coliseum Commission, including Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe.
The one-paragraph agreement is undated, but Sandbrook
said it was struck in late September 2011.
On Thursday, Sandbrook
said the confidentiality pledge was "not on any other document communicated to the public" and the full commission never voted on it.
Sandbrook became interim general manager of the Coliseum about a month after the scandal broke.
testified that nearly a year later, the commission still had no formal policy prohibiting employees from destroying records.
As of Thursday, Sandbrook
had not read the policy.
"With the benefit of hindsight, there are a variety of things I would have done differently," he
Given the continuing upheaval at the commission, he
added, "I should have left after the first month."
For the deposition, the commission had designated Sandbrook
as the "person most knowledgeable" of the panel's procedures for searching for documents The Times sought under the California Public Records Act.
repeatedly testified that he
lacked such knowledge.
also said he
was not responsible for the commission's failure to respond to a Times request for records about missed contributions to retirement funds for stadium workers.