14 Sep 2010
Reggie Bush released a statement announcing that he has forfeited the 2005 Heisman Trophy due to "allegations dating back to my years at USC." It's a bit passive as a whole, but it suffices as an apology, acknowledgment, etc., of the fact that he received illegal benefits while at USC. Whether he reached this decision of his own accord, or whether the Heisman committee asked him to do it, the damage has been done.
Now to decide whether the award will go to somebody else (i.e. Vince Young, the 2005 runner-up), or whether it will be vacated. I personally think it should be vacated. Young got the national title trophy, and everybody knows how great he was -- being awarded a title five years after the fact won't change that. He has acknowledged that he will accept the trophy if it is offered to him, but still ... time to put this baby to rest.
53 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2010, 7:24pm by The Ninjalectual
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