Thursday, July 22, 2010

WHOA-DEE: USC PLANS TO RETURN REGGIE BUSH'S HEISMAN TROPHY DUE TO NCAA SCANDAL

Posted by: Roxxanne Roxxanne




According to USA Today, the University of Southern California (USC) intends to return former Trogan footbball star Reggie Bush's 2005 Heisman trophy back to the Heisman Trophy Trust, due to NCAA stiff sanctions imposed on the school last month.
USC's president-elect, C.L. Max Nikias said in a memo sent to members of the "USC Trojan family," announcing that Pat Haden would replace Mike Garrett as athletic director,
The Trojan family honors and respects the USC sporting careers of those persons whose actions did not compromise their athletic program or the opportunities of future USC student-athletes. Accordingly, I have instructed the senior vice president for administration to remove athletic jerseys and murals displayed in recognition of O.J. Mayo and Reggie Bush by mid-August -- before the incoming class of students moves on campus -- from Heritage Hall, the Galen Center and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The university also will return Mr. Bush's 2005 Heisman Trophy to the Heisman Trophy Trust in August.


USC's decision to return Bush's Heisman comes one month after the NCAA's decision to sanction USC after a 4 year investigation of the University's athletic department. According to NBC Sports,
The NCAA threw the book at storied Southern California on Thursday with a two-year bowl ban, four years’ probation, loss of scholarships and forfeits of an entire year’s games for improper benefits to Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush dating to the Trojans’ 2004 national championship.
NCAA found that USC violated NCAA's rules due to former Trojan basketball star O.J. Mayo and Bush receiving lavish gifts and other prohibited favorable treatment from sport marketers.
Bush is said to have received gifts from two fledgling sports marketers hoping to sign him. The men paid for everything from hotel stays and a rent-free home where Bush’s family apparently lived to a limousine and a new suit (Roxxy's interjection: I'm kind of blown Reggie risked his reputation over this Steve Harvey collection looking get up... Hugo Boss maybe, but this old cat daddy looking mess *throws hands up in disgust and walks away from computer*when he accepted his Heisman Trophy in 2005.
The NCAA found that Bush, identified as a “former football student-athlete,” was ineligible beginning at least by December 2004, a ruling that could open discussion of the revocation of the New Orleans Saints star’s Heisman. Members of the Heisman Trust have said they might review Bush’s award if he were ruled ineligible by the NCAA. Source
Dag, Bush must be extremely embarrassed by the news...

then he looks at his 2010 Superbowl ring and his bank statements and realizes things could be worse!

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