Okay, everyone….you know by now that Reggie Bush is returning his Heisman Trophy. Blah blah blah. Does it mean he’s guilty? See what he has to say about that below. Plus check out photos and video.
The NCAA found that Bush had ‘received illegal benefits’ during 2004 to 2005 while at USC. It was reported on September 7th that Reggie Bush would have the Heisman Trophy taken away from him by the end of the month.
Before he was stripped of the award, he made the decision to give it back. That was two days ago. USC had already returned their copy of the Heisman trophy back in July. He wanted to make it known that even though he was returning the trophy, it doesn’t mean he’s guilty of the allegations against him during his years at USC. Here’s what he said (as seen in the video below provided by NOLA.com):
“It’s definitely not an admission of guilt. It’s just me showing my respect to the Heisman Trophy itself, and to the people who come before me and the people who come after me . . . You are going to keep hearing the same thing, because that’s what it is. It’s not an admission of guilt. It’s just me feeling like this is the best thing for me and for the Heisman Trust right now.”
If you read his statement (you can do so here) after making the announcement that he was returning the Heisman, you’ll see that there’s no apology regarding the allegations against him.
Earlier this week there were reports that Vince Young wanted the Heisman now that Bush was giving it up, even telling Hannah Storm of ESPN that he wanted it. He cleared that story up yesterday, telling The Tennessean, ‘That was a joke. They took it in the wrong way.”
So what do you think readers? Leave me your thoughts! Meanwhile, photos can be found below as well as a related video.
Photos: www.wenn.com/Vince Maher / WENN, Aruna Gilbert/ WENN, Judy Eddy / WENN.com