Ahh, if only to be back in the good ole’ days of sports where no one cared if boosters gave you free cars, girls, money, hotel rooms, Armani suits, or cushy jobs at Chick-fil-a. Yes, there used to be a time before the interwebs where people kinda knew that stuff went on behind the scenes but either didn’t 1. talk about it or 2. give a crap (See: JFK’s mistresses).
If you’re a high-profile NCAA athlete nowadays, however, you can’t take a free Snicker’s bar without someone coming in to make sure you get disqualified for a year or two.
Or, in Reggie Bush’s case, lose the most coveted award in NCAA football.
Two sources close to the Heisman trust said the body’s investigation is coming to a close, and will ultimately concur with the NCAA’s determination that Bush was ineligible during his Heisman-winning season in 2005. Because of that independent conclusion, sources said the trust will relieve Bush of the award and leave the honor for that season vacant. The sources said Bush met with Heisman representatives last month at the New York law offices of Emmet, Marvin & Martin. The sources would not reveal details of that meeting. Via Rivals
Basically, Bush took a bunch of stuff he shouldn’t have.
Is he going to get in any legal trouble? Nope. But, he’s going to have to give the Heisman back.
That’s going to be as awkward as when he and “Kim Kardashian” watched “For the Love of Ray J.”
Hey, at least he gets to bask in his current glory where he plays running back by committee.
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