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Vince Young would take Bush's Heisman

Posted on: September 13, 2010 7:04 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Last week former Texas Longhorns quarterback, and current Tennessee Titan , Vince Young 's mother asked everybody to leave Reggie Bush alone.  Just let the former Heisman winner keep his trophy and get on with the rest of his life.  To be more specific, Felicia Young actually said "we're not interested in having no honor and no glory out of somebody else that they are tearing down."

The we she was referring to were her and her son, Vince.  Well, Mrs. Young, you may want to have a talk with your son about that.  You see, he went on Sportscenter on Monday morning and told Hannah Storm something a bit different than that regarding whether or not he'd accept the trophy .

"I definitely want it, I definitely want it,'' said Young, who guided Texas to the national championship. "But he won it fair and square definitely, and it's much respect to Reggie, man. He had a great career and he's already won a Super Bowl before me. I'm already mad about that.

"But at the same time I am definitely happy for him, man, and he is definitely the Heisman Trophy winner for that year. But if they send it over to me I am not going to say no to it," Young said.

Whether or not Young will ever be presented the opportunity remains to be seen. 

The Heisman Trust is expected to meet on Tuesday and odds are that what they're going to do with Bush's Heisman will be a focal point of their discussions.  According to a report from Yahoo! last week, not only will Bush be stripped of his Heisman , but the award will be left vacant.

Those reports were refuted at the time, but we'll likely know for sure in the next couple of days.

Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2010 10:28 am

Vince Young would take Bush's Heisman

Firstly, let's let Bush keep his Heisman - after all the award process was able to work and did pick a winner (national championship issues aside - I do agree that they should wait until after the NC to vote because VY did make the voting process look ridiculous in that year).  The thing that needs fixing is more basic.  We should go a step further and recognize that NCAA college football is nothing more than the minor league for the NFL.  Schools are making a bundle off these kids, and I think they should get a piece of the action.   Right now the schools are allowed to make all kinds of academic and financial concessions not to mention offering various 'packages' of perks for the more desireable 'students' (within the rules mind you!) ... I think the NCAA calls them 'scholarships'.  Functionally, NCAA football is a quasi-pro sport the way it is today - let's take off the veneer of the 'student-athlete' and treat it as it should be - a business - complete with salaries and benefits for the athletes.  There you go ... problem solved.

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2010 10:12 am

Vince Young would take Bush's Heisman

While they are at it, they should take away Gino Torretta's Heisman and give it to Marshall Faulk because that was a bigger crime than the Bush deal. Oh, and the Heisman committee knows about this crime as well.....they should come clean.

Since: Dec 30, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2010 8:20 am

Vince Young would take Bush's Heisman

They should wait until after the bowls to award the trophy. Vince Young clearly won it outright. Bush had a great career, but Young was the better player that year.

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