So, Southern California said today that it will return its copy of current Saints RB Reggie Bush’s Heisman Trophy for his role in the recruiting scandal that led to severe NCAA sanctions against the Trojans.
In a memo in which he also said he was replacing former USC athletic director Mike Garrett with Pat Haden, school president-elect C.L. Max Nikias wrote the following:
The Trojan family honors and respects the USC sporting careers of those persons whose actions did not compromise their athletic program or the opportunities of future USC student-athletes. Accordingly, I have instructed the senior vice president for administration to remove athletic jerseys and murals displayed in recognition of O.J. Mayo and Reggie Bush by mid-August -- before the incoming class of students moves on campus -- from Heritage Hall, the Galen Center and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The university also will return Mr. Bush's 2005 Heisman Trophy to the Heisman Trophy Trust in August.
But what about Bush? Will he give back his trophy as well?
Well, we don’t know. Bush hasn’t updated his Twitter account since the news broke. Bush also was supposed to participate in a chat on eastbay.com , but strangely enough, this is the message on the web site:
“Unfortunately we have had to postpone our online chat with Reggie Bush today. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are currently working with Reggie to reschedule.”
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