Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Bush Returns Heisman
2005 Hesiman Trophy Winner, Reggie Bush of the New Orleans Saints, has returned his Heisman award do to the NCAA heavy sanctions on him. Out of the 75 Heisman Awards given out ever Bush was the first one to give his back. The reason it was being investigated by the NCAA because two agents were illegally giving Bush over thousands of dollars of gifts at his time at USC. This is not allowed by the NCAA because college athletes can not make money or have a salary and it is illegal to receive any gifts or money. Southern California was also punished by the NCAA by losing 30 recruits and forfeiting some victories while Bush was the Running Back at USC. Some victories included a BCS National Championship win over Oklahoma. Pete Carroll at the time probably knew something was going on so he quickly got out of California and joined the Seattle Seahawks team as the Head Coach. Bush is upset that he had to give up the prestigious award but he felt it was right and tweeted that he hopes to win different awards during his time in New Orleans.