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Sources: Heisman Trust to strip Bush of trophy

Posted on: September 7, 2010 10:17 am
Edited on: September 7, 2010 6:14 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

UPDATE (6:15 ET) - The Heisman Trophy Trust has issued a statement calling the Yahoo! report inaccurate.

UPDATE (3:30 ET) - Heisman spokesman Tim Henning told the LA Times, "The Heisman Trophy Trust has yet to make a decision, and until such time they do we have no further comment."

UPDATE (NOON ET)- ESPN's Chris Fowler just called into SportsCenter to claim that the Yahoo! report "is completely false."  We will continue to update this story as it develops.

USC
athletic director Pat Haden publicly demanded that it be given back, but it is beginning to sound like Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush will have to give back one  of his most valuable pieces of hardware.

Tuesday morning, a Yahoo! report detailed reports from sources that indicate that the Heisman Trophy Trust is expected to strip Bush of college football's most prestigious individual award by the end of September.

Two sources close to the Heisman trust said the body’s investigation is coming to a close, and will ultimately concur with the NCAA's determination that Bush was ineligible during his Heisman-winning season in 2005. Because of that independent conclusion, sources said the trust will relieve Bush of the award and leave the honor for that season vacant.

The sources said Bush met with Heisman representatives last month at the New York law offices of Emmet, Marvin & Martin. The sources would not reveal details of that meeting.

The report continues to detail the investigation process, which was done internally by the Trust and took place over the last three months.  It also reports that Bush was given an opportunity to "impact the decision."

The NCAA has already ordered USC to remove all references to Bush from its sporting venues and promotional materials, as well as erase any statistics from games when he was ineligible.  The school has given back its copy of the award, but Bush has yet to speak up except for a brief apology to the school through Haden.

If the sources are correct, the ruling from the Trust would eliminate any possibility of the award being given to the runner-up, former Texas quarterback Vince Young.  Awarding Young the trophy was a suggestion that was supported by many, particularly Longhorns head coach Mack Brown.

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Comments

Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2010 11:01 am
 

Sources: Heisman Trust to strip Bush of trophy

Your argument is remarkably similar to a corrupt one issued by a corrupt ESPN commentator.

You are part of America's problem.

I hope your child or sibling is cheated by someone else and it ruins them for life.

Just so people like you are informed before they die.

America has so many f'ed up people who think cheating is OK.

Afruica is full of cheats, you know?

Look how well they are doing?

If he were white would you defend him?

Of course not and that is why you and your kind are where they are.

You are part of the problem, idiot. 



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2010 10:58 am
 

Sources: Heisman Trust to strip Bush of trophy

What happens in 10 years if the rules are changed that certain gifts or even compensation are allowed in FBS?  Do they give him the Trophy back then?  By doing this it actually diminishes the prestege of the Heisman.



Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2010 10:57 am
 

Sources: Heisman Trust to strip Bush of trophy

So cheating is OK?

I hope one day your child is denied an academic scholarship by someone who clearly cheated.

But then it's people like you who only realize the situation when it happens to you.

You must be incredibly corrupt, or more likely too stupid, to grasp the meaning of all this.




Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2010 10:48 am
 

Sources: Heisman Trust to strip Bush of trophy

This is so stupid. How does this count as cheating and who did he hurt? He still played the games, what he did on the field doesnt magically go away because his parents might have gotten money? The NCAA and the Heisman can do whatever they want but people will know his stats, they will always be in the public records even if they "dont count" or if they have to be taken out of the NCAA record books.
The NCAA is a joke and make billions off athletes yet the players have zero rights. Dont give me the crap about a college education. We all know most highly recruited athletes dont go to school for their education they go because they have to its the next step to being a pro. We also know that no big time coach at a big time school recruits or cares about anything other then their team and wins.
Stop acting like this is new and everyone is so shocked it happens. Everyone knows this goes on in every school by a most big time players!



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2010 10:46 am
 

Sources: Heisman Trust to strip Bush of trophy

sources close to the Heisman trust said the body’s investigation is coming to a close, and will ultimately concur with the NCAA's determination that Bush was ineligible during his Heisman-winning season in 2005. Because of that independent conclusion, sources said the trust will relieve Bush of the award and leave the honor for that season vacant.

What investigating body does the Heisman Trust have? They must have asked the NCAA about any proof they had because this has never happen, to my knowledge with the Heisman being taken from someone once it is presented.

We all know about how the NCAA investigate programs with here say and innuendoes without actual proof. Then they have those that do not tell the truth and the NCAA actually believe them and take depositions from them.

Will taking the trophy hurt Bush? Nope not in the least, Bush is making millions playing for the Saints. Will taking the Trophy hurt SC? Nope not in the least, they are trying to allow the next couple of year pass so they might resume recruiting players and playing for conference championships and national titles. .

Oh it is an independent conclusion not an investigation. I would like to know which it was an independent conclusion or an investigation?

It matters not because we all know who won the Heisman in 2005. There will be no one that is asked in the future as to who was the Heisman winner in 2005, no one will say the trophy was vacated. They will answer Reggie Bush, however, wasn’t it taken away?

Just as we all know who the National Champions were that can not be taken away either. You might be able to erase the record books, however you can not erase memories. So what’s the point?


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Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2010 10:44 am
 

Sources: Heisman Trust to strip Bush of trophy

Yea, I am fairly certain all these people held a loaded gun to Bush's head and made him talk all the improper gifts and benefits.  And I am certain Bush was so naive, and innocent, and such a babe in the woods he just had NO idea what he was accepting was wrong.  Get a grip all the USC and Bush lovers; they both cheated, both are guilty as hell, and both should suffer, tho I seriously doubt Bush is terribly upset over being stripped of the trophy, just as I doubt Carroll is losing sleep over the national championship being stripped.



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2010 10:43 am
 

Sources: Heisman Trust to strip Bush of trophy

I despise USC and I'm not a reggie bush fan.  But Bush needs to tell them to suck it.  The award was given to him as a gift, no take backs and they can suck it for that one.  He performed on the field to win that award so it's his.



Since: Aug 31, 2010
Posted on: September 7, 2010 10:42 am
 

Sources: Heisman Trust to strip Bush of trophy

I disagree.  He was caught cheating, yes, but he never cheated on the field.  He didn't do anything to give himself an unfair advantage on the field.  He was clearly the best college football player the year he won it.  The NCAA is just embarassed and it is looking for "some ass to kick" because it was a gross lack of leadership on their part that led to this enviorment in college sports w/ cheating running rampant.  So let's start by stripping some of the leaders of the NCAA of their job titles before we start stripping individual trophies.Yell



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2010 10:38 am
 

Sources: Heisman Trust to strip Bush of trophy

This is truly embarassing and near ridiculous!

Okay, take away the championship as a team and punish USC for 2 years to ban them from bowls.

But taking away an individual trophy is wrong.

I know it is Bush is the guilty player in all of the allegations, but him being a heisman winner was primarily because what he did on the field. Whatever he received from the university did not enhance his play and make him a better athlete.

This is not steroids and it is a shame they are treating it like that.

I think it is time to stop puting all the blame on the players in these situations and start blaming the people who were responsible for presenting the opportunity and pressuring him in to taking these "gifts".

Bush should not have to give up his Heisman trophy, his play won it, not the outside gifts. Stop this now!



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2010 10:37 am
 

Sources: Heisman Trust to strip Bush of trophy

Give it to Miles Austin. He already has Bush's bush, if you will.


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