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Posted on: June 7, 2011 7:37 am
THE ESCAPE ARTISTS: Reggie Bush got his house while at USC. I'm sure it was nice. Picket fence. Full kitchen. Lots of bathrooms. Beautiful digs. Then the house led to Bush getting busted. This week, USC got the hammer. Bush is gone, though. He's in the NFL, earning his millions, and chasing fashionistas with round butts. Pete Carroll was coach at USC while Bush was violating NCAA rules. If you think Carroll didn't know that Bush was living in a 3,000-square-foot home rent free then you also believe this man's sweater vest has magical powers. So as the Trojans burn, Bush and Carroll go on fiddling, practically untouched.

Carroll is coaching in Seattle and Bush is still in the NFL. Will some of this follow the two men, particularly Bush? Sure. A part of the scandal will always stick to Bush. It's nonetheless not the same when a player or coach violates the rules, or turns a blind eye as rules are broken, and the people doing the rules breaking aren't there to take responsibility for what happened after being caught. What Bush basically did was overturn a garbage truck on a major highway and as stinky refuse splashed across the road, he got out of the vehicle, and quietly walked away. Carroll: What garbage truck? I don't see no stinkin' garbage truck?

USC will spend years, if not decades, recovering from one of the most humilating moments in its long and storied football history. It's a huge mess.

That others besides Bush and Carroll will clean up.

See you Wednesday.

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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: June 8, 2011 6:42 am

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U$C deserves everything they got and probably more.No school should be that stupid.

O$U - see USC.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:31 pm

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I'm just wondering when the NCAA is going finally own up and understand that college football is, in fact, a professional sport.  This program witchhunting does nothing for the NCAA.  They are more than happy to make tons of money off of these players then say that they can't.  It's about as big of a hypocrisy as the BCS determining championships.  Find a way to pay these guys something other than a weak scholarship and maybe they won't 'burn' their team's future to the ground.  Ridiculous.

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 4:58 pm

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In almost every D-1 school there are players getting benefits, be it cars to drive, benefits for parents, cash coming from Alumni or whatever the case may be. But for someone to tell me the head coach at USC (Pete Carroll) did not know where Reggie Bush's family was living has to be one drugs!!! Pete Carroll made sure he kept his nose clean because he knew if and when this blew up he was going to bail out. That is exactly what he did he left for the NFL to escape being punished and then not getting a job in the NFL. You cannot prove it but the past head coach at Flordia knew what was going on with players the same at FSU, the difference is they didnot involve themselves or try to cover it up. Tressel made a bad mistake, maybe "dementia" is setting in and he wanted a BCS championship to much, Pete Carroll knew and didnot care he thought he was bigger than the NCCA and BCS what he did really is a disgrace to USC and I am a SEC fan.

Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 4:25 pm

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So I'm guessing that Mike Freeman knows where the parents of his co-workers live, seeing as there are probably a lot fewer of them than football players on the USC team. Yeah, su-u-re...

It was not Reggie Bush who was living in that house in San Diego, but his parents. It was the NCAA that admitted that after almost 5 years of investigation that there was absolutely no proof or indication that Carroll knew anything about the deals that Reggie Bush and his parents made with Lloyd Lake and Mike Michaelst; they only claimed that 'more should have been done' because Bush was a high-profile player (although the punishment covers time that Bush was not even the leading ballcarrier).

Carrol was completely exonerated by the NCAA; while I am not happy that such happened under him, I am also not going to presume to know things that they investigation/investigators didn't. Comparing Carroll to Tressell, who admitted that he not only knew, but didn't comply with regulations, and then lied to not only the NCAA but his bosses and the media (which means indirectly to fans), is inane, mindless, and just plain drivel.

Why is it that some of the people that are so ill-informed about this whole thing are sportswriters? Admittedly, Freeman is something of a hack, but geez, is it really too much to ask that someone in such a public job has a semblance of the truth, an iota of an inkling of what they write about?

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 3:09 pm

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With a Super Bowl ring.  Remember, he was leading the NFL, by far, in TDs in 2009 before he blew his knee out.  Bit by the injury bug yes, flop, well knowlegable football players know better than that, though I would agree overpaid.  Look at the bright side, at least he doesn't need to rape drunk girls with the help of state troopers.  Unfortunately for society, the Big Rape wasn't going faster when he attempted to ride a motorcycle.  Without a doubt the world would be a better place if he had.

Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 1:52 pm

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Well if it makes these guys feel better, Reggie Bush is a total NFL flop.

Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 12:05 pm

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The fact that USC pays the price and Bush and Carroll walk away scot free is troubling. Basically the message is " if you are good enough to make it to the next level go ahead and cheat". You will not receive any reprocussions and your university will burn. Yes, Reggie forfited his Heisman, but he was at the bank when they told him and he couldn't hear the news over the money counter. USC is paying a large price for some selfish behavior. It is too bad.

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