Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bush Heisman

Apparently, Reggie is going to surrender his Heisman. Link.

And I think that is really the only right thing to do. After all, isn't it beyond a doubt that Reggie is the only Heisman winner who was ever caught, sorry I mean, was ever guilty of, breaking the rules? I think we can all agree no past Heisman winners ever took any illegal benefits or skated on some academic requirements. Reggie was the first and the only one, and thus it is only fitting that he should be the first, and the only one, to have to surrender his trophy. I see no problem with this. Do you?


Anonymous said...

Agreed. We can only hope that it's a matter of time until someone(s) start digging into the questionable activities surrounding any number of past Heisman winners. The Heisman Trust (or whatever it is called) has stupidly opened up a can of worms on this. Gimme a break!

Anonymous said...

As much as I dislike Reggie Bush, it's phenomenally ridiculous that he has to surrender his Heisman. In addition to what you pointed out, I'd also like to say that the Heisman is an award for game performance. Was his game performance enhanced by accepting benefits? He still would've gained all those yards and scored all those touchdowns regardless. I'm not saying that it's no big deal that he accepted all those benefits, but stripping him of his Heisman seems like an unrelated punishment.

Anonymous said...

Funny. No one cares about Heismans any more - you can probably get OJ's for 2 packs and a prison handy.

Anonymous said...

Revenue sports at the collegiate level are a hypocricy; however, R. Bush knew the rules, and he and his family financially benefited from his success on the playing field. Certainly many former and current college football players have received improper benefits. However, no matter the injustice of the system(college coaches making millions of dollars) Reggie Bush reniged on a business deal, and down the line, losing the Heisman is his unfortunate consequence.

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