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Reggie Bush Wants His Heisman Reinstated

Reggie Bush Wants His Heisman Reinstated

Reggie Bush Wants His Heisman Reinstated. Should he get his wish or not? After all, rules have changed since he was a player. Athletes can now receive monetary gifts.

Did The NCCA Botch Up Reggie’s Case?

Reggie Bush Wants His Heisman Reinstated. We are full throttle in football season. And, a lot of the news reflects this. Just a few days ago, NFL former player Reggie Bush made the news.

It was back in 2010, his 2005 Heisman trophy was taken.  You may not remember this. But Bush and his family were allegedly accused of accepting housing and monetary gifts.

Back then college athletes were not allowed to do so. However, after the NCCA (National Collegiate College Association) it was not allowed. Of course, since that time, athletes are able to receive monetary gifts.

According to The Bleacher Report, Bush said, the NCCA investigation was “sloppy.” In other words, he thinks they should have never taken his trophy. He shared this on an episode with, ‘I AM ATHLETE’

“First of all, I didn’t wanna give it back. I was forced to give it back … I never interviewed with the Heisman Trust. We had a conference call, so they made a decision to take the Heisman Trophy based on a conference call and based on, you know, some information that they basically got through the NCAA.”

Bush dominated the gridiron with 2,218 years and 18 touchdowns. Therefore, he earned his worth with the Trojans.

ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura summarized the NCAA’s reported findings:

“Bush had returned his Heisman Trophy after a four-year extra-benefits investigation determined that he and family members, while he was a student-athlete, accepted cash, travel expenses and a home in the San Diego area where Bush’s parents lived rent-free for more than a year and for which they were provided $10,000 to furnish.

“Sanctions from the investigation, which came in 2010, mandated that Bush disassociate from USC and included a two-year postseason ban for the school, 14 vacated victories (including the 2004 BCS national championship) and the loss of 30 scholarships. His 10-year disassociation period ended in June 2020.”

In my opinion, the sanctions against Bush were very harsh. I think taking his Heisman was not necessary. Of course, those were the rules then. Fast forward, the NCCA has changed its rules.

Now, athletes can receive profits for their personas. In addition, this was a huge change for the NCCA. In the first place, it opens doors for endorsements, compensation, and sponsors.

Sponsors often give money to the athlete for housing and expenses.  According to the Boston website, this all comes under the name NIL (name, image, and likeness).

Perhaps, that is why Bush is asking to have his Heisman reinstated. More importantly, can the NCCA’s old rule about “amateurism” be null and void? What does this mean for Bush? Will he get his wish?

We will keep you posted on any new developments.

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