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Reggie, why give it back?

Posted on: September 14, 2010 5:29 pm
 

Reggie Bush is a bigger man than me.

No way I give back the Heisman Trophy, not if O.J. Simpson still has his.
Bush decided to forfeit his 2005 Headsman Trophy Tuesday because of pressure stemming from his being ruled ineligible for allegedly taking illegal benefits.

Bush, now a running back with the New Orleans Saints, gave in way too easily. If it were my trophy, I would have told the stuffed shirts of the Downtown Athletic Club to stick it.

It's my trophy. I'm not giving it back. And you can't come into my house and get it.
The other thing is that no matter how they want to scratch him as the winner, they never will. You can't erase history.

Reggie Bush is the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner, no matter what.

I just can't believe he's giving it back.

Category: NFL
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Comments

Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2010 10:37 pm
 

Reggie, why give it back?

"not if O.J. Simpson still has his"? That is not a fair statement by any means. Whether O.J. did what he was accussed of or not it had no bearing on his ineligibilty in college! And that's what this is about.

Bush did not give in to easily. He made a tough decision. Whether or not he has the Heisman is on thing, his stats will always be there and everyone knows who has the better player. He may not won the championship but that does not make the Heisman. So yes I agree that Bush is the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner no matter what and that why I think he was able to give it back.



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2010 3:00 pm
 

Reggie, why give it back?

On what grounds should OJ return it?  Try that he's a convicted kidnapper and robber you idiot.
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How does convicted kidnapper and robber relate to OJ playing football decades ago?  So once you win the Heisman in order to keep it you have to be a model citizen for the rest of your life?  If you screw up at any point in your life then you have to give it back?  While I don't agree that even Bush should give it back because he won it cuz of his performance on the field, you can argue that cuz of NCAA rules he was ineligible to play the year he won the Heisman.  But to say that OJ should be stripped of his Heisman cuz of what he did decades later completely unrelated to his time as a college football player is asinine.  So I guess Lawrence Taylor should give back his Super Bowl rings because of statutory rape.  Or maybe Plaxico Burress should give back his ring cuz of the weapons charge.



Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2010 1:50 pm
 

Reggie, why give it back?

Does anyone realize that OJ may have won the Heisman, he does not still have it.  He sold it 1999 for $230,000, because of the civil suit.



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: September 15, 2010 1:37 pm
 

Reggie, why give it back?

no one cares pete b/c you have no credibility......you spout off at the mouth like your words are fact and yet you are wrong the majority of the time......how the raiders doing bud?? hahaha! yeah, priscoe think they are a playoff team....nuff said



Since: Apr 12, 2010
Posted on: September 15, 2010 11:36 am
 

Reggie, why give it back?

O. J.'s actions after college have nothing to do with what he did in college to win the heisman trophy, so no O. J. would have no reason to give it back.  Bush on the other hand did the right thing giving it back.  Yes he was the best player that year, but with his violations he has been ruled inelegible to play that year, so all of his stats and awards should be wiped out.



Since: Apr 30, 2010
Posted on: September 15, 2010 11:23 am
 

Reggie, why give it back?

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This post confirms you are the weasel I've always thought, Prisco! 

One would think that at your age, you might have grown up.  Yet they would be wrong.

Your post reads like a 6 year old yelling at a parent: "I'm not got giving mine up if OJ didn't." 

Ever hear the adage "two wrongs don't make a right?"

As a society we live within the confines of certain rules, that if violated generate consequences.  Changing the rules of society are possible once a collective consensus is reached (yeah! women can vote; I can buy booze - again).  But no one has the right to benefit from the society unless they take the responsibility of living within its confines.  Bush didn't and for that reason alone he should give it back.

Keep in mind that the Heisman Trophy is a gift, a reward for excellence that is bestowed upon a collegiate football player.  Fact of the matter is that Bush violated a rule.  Regardless of how egregious Bush's violation were (or were not), the letter of the law was broken.  The Detroit Lions and Calvin Johnson are a more recent victims of such "letter of the law" rules. 

Since you obviously morally challenged, Pete, here are some selfish reason why Bush should consider giving away his illegitimate Heisman:

  1. After being deemed illegitimate by the NCAA and the Heisman committee there is no benefit.  The Heisman was an added cache for Bush entering the NFL.  He was awarded a huge contract and will make $8 million this year alone.  The Heisman, and Bush's collegiate stats, mean nothing when he negotiates any new contract he might receive at the end of 2011.
  2. Keeping the trophy out of spite (the Prisco stance) will maintain the current negative media cloud over your head for months or even years.  Even 6 year olds understand that negative media means fewer sponsorships and less money with no up-side. 
  3. Keeping the trophy means Bush will subject his current team to the negative publicity and continued scrutiny which have been distractions (according to head coach Sean Payton) from day one.  Making the bosses (Payton/Benson/Saints organization) look bad is not a good idea - especially when you are expecting an $8 million pay day.

 

So have fun playing golf with OJ - when he gets out of the poky.  That's just the type of company you deserve to keep, Pete.




Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2010 10:04 am
 

Reggie, why give it back?

Kidnapper and Robber? Get real. Someone STOLE his property, someone else told him who did and where it was.  He said nobody leaves this room til I get my stuff back that was STOLEN from me.  That is the loosest definition of kidnapping and robbery ever!!!!



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2010 1:31 am
 

Reggie, why give it back?

ok first off the dowtown atheletic club no longer exists, the only thing left of it is the heisman trust.

2nd this is ridcolous, and for those on the vince young to get the heisman, remeber young lost by over 800 votes, it was not a close vote, plus these sanctions the ncaa is handing out for bush and others, will probably be the last meaningful ones, as soon as the superconfernces forms, those will operate outside of the ncaa, or tell them we don't need you, and the ncaa will be able to do nothing



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2010 12:38 am
 

Reggie, why give it back?

O.J gives it back due the fact that the Heisman Trust try and say that not only is the trophy for on the field but off the field. Where Reggie is at fault. But they want his back, in all he did  to tarnish the name, did he kill his wife and boyfriend?



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: September 14, 2010 11:01 pm
 

Reggie, why give it back?

i think it's ignorant to bring up OJ. There are no similarities. Whats more annoying is that many people are giving high ratings to those posting that OJ should give his up if Reggie did.

Reggie cheated the year he won the heisman and should be ineligible. 'nough said! OJ killed 2 people DECADES after winning the award. Are we now going to bake back MVP's of all sports if anyone commits a felon anytime in their life?

Do steroids and break the home run record, your record should be taken back. Do steroids as a 21yr old this year, then 10 years later hit 75hrs in a season with strong drug testing....the record should stand.


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