Let A Player Play!! Reggie Bush Doesn’t Need The Heisman!

Posted: September 8, 2010 in College FB, NFL
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The 2010 NFL season is upon us and many people are talking about the Heisman Trophy. Specifically, Reggie Bush’s 2005 Heisman Trophy. Rumors abound that the Heisman Trophy Trust is going to strip Bush of his Heisman Trophy. While Robert Whalen, executive director of the Trust says they have not made a decision regarding Bush, he does say they are investigating the situation.

That “situation” is the NCAA stripping of Bush of his eligibility and USC of their victories in games Bush had played in for the school. He was ruled ineligible because he and his family took money from agent’s representatives. Now, I’m not going to get into the whole “we should pay college athletes” debate. Whether they should be paid or not doesn’t matter to me. I won’t even get into how hypocritical it for these schools to be making millions off these students and the students, who do all the work, make zero. (That kind of work arrangement sounds kind of familiar to me, but I won’t go there.)

The issue I want to address is the stripping of the Heisman Trophy from Reggie Bush.

If they actually go through with it, I say, “So what?? What does it matter now?” Reggie Bush is a professional athlete who has made millions of dollars, won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saint, and bedded one of the hottest women on the planet. Do you think he really cares about the Heisman Trophy?

While winning the Heisman is a great colligate honor it has no bearing on one’s professional career.

How many Heisman Trophy winners have made it to the NFL and been complete busts? Do the names Charlie Ward, Ty Detmer, Andre Ware and Rashaan Salaam ring a bell? Probably not, because they absolutely sucked in the NFL.

Reggie Bush will do just fine with or without the Heisman. He will continue to be a factor in the NFL and may even win another Super Bowl.

The only thing I can see that Bush will regret is his ban from the USC campus. There is nothing like returning to your alma mater to pay a visit and instill some wisdom to the kids there. He will still have the memories of his days at USC but the school has erased all memories of Reggie Bush.

I guess you really can’t go home again.

But you can continue to be a success now matter what you have done in your past. I say, “Run, Reggie, run!”

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