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Reggie Bush apologizes to USC AD for 'mistakes'

Posted on: August 13, 2010 2:18 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

A 'series of mistakes' is actually the phrase Reggie Bush used when he apologized to new USC athletic director Pat Haden, but you get the point -- Reggie did some bad stuff, it's all come to light, USC got in trouble and everyone involved is being contrite.

That's the simple explanation, anyway. The full quotage is a little different, as Bush also told USA Today (via our friend John Taylor at College Football Talk ) that he'd love to return the Heisman trophy he won ... if he only could.

"He's really contrite," Haden says of Bush. "He knows he made a series of mistakes. It wasn't just one mistake. It was a series of mistakes.

"He told me, 'If I could turn the clock back, I would. If I could give the Heisman Trophy back, I would."

Um, now, I don't own a Heisman Trophy, so I can't be 100 percent sure about its ability to be transported, but if I had to make a guess, I'd lob out the possibility that Bush could either a) mail that puppy back or b) taking it back to its home via his personal automobile.

Or even c) pay someone to drive it for him. Whatever, the point is that if Bush is saying he'd LOVE to return the Heisman but just can't, well, that's wrong. Of course he can.

The only thing he's not allowed to do, according to Haden, is step on USC campus. But that doesn't prevent him from tossing that stiff-arm in the mail and sending it back to the Heisman Trust.

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Reggie Bush apologizes to USC AD for 'mistakes'

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Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: August 13, 2010 4:23 pm
 

Reggie Bush apologizes to USC AD for 'mistakes'

Nice Job Reggie, glad you apologized for your mistake. I am sure your PR wrote it out and advised you to do it. Nice job and taking away a national title from USC. You knew it was wrong when you did it and only apologized after being caught. I would have more respect if you just said " I needed the money for my family and family comes 1st".. Why apologize..



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2010 3:50 pm
 

Reggie Bush apologizes to USC AD for 'mistakes'

@obutcher
Actually, I kind of agree with you on the "on the field" stuff. It just happens that Bush said he would return it ... IF HE COULD. WHICH HE CAN!
So that's why I wrote what I wrote. My take is he was a really good athlete regardless of whether he was violating rules and won the trophy for his play, so, whatevs, keep it ... if you want.
-- WB



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2010 3:17 pm
 

Reggie Bush apologizes to USC AD for 'mistakes'

He won the Heisman because of his performance ON THE FIELD.  Whatever happened off the field has nothing to do with his athletic ability and his performance ON THE FIELD.
I'm not a USC fan and the only time I've seen them play was at the last Black Coaches Classic when they played V-tech in Landover, Md in 2004.  I just wanted to make that clear.
Now, if he violated some NCAA rule, which as we know is possible by simply not violating a rule (Dez Bryant and now the North Carolina current and former players/teammates), then he should deal with that as well as the university.  But the truth of the matter is that it changes nothing regarding the fact that he was the best college football player that year.  Sorry to be the one that says it but that fact does not change.  He was the Heisman winner that year because of what he did ON THE FIELD.
College football is a billion dollar industry.  The NCAA can regulate it to death and they'll fail.  Better to modernize the system to work with the industry than pretend that only a handful of schools behave the way USC behaves.  Some of us went to college, we know what really goes on with these athletes.  Lets not kid ourselves, or should I say, don't kid yourself cause I have my eyes wide open.




Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: August 13, 2010 3:04 pm
 

Reggie Bush apologizes to USC AD for 'mistakes'

I agree completely he should return his trophy to the heisman trust.  He made a mistake and he should have to pay for it, end of story.


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