((HT: KCBS-TV)) Future-Incoming, and Currently Interim, USC President Max Nikias said the school will return Reggie Bush’s trophy to the Heisman Trophy Trust next month. The HQ thinks, along with most conventional wisdom, that the trophy may be vacated..
The fallout from the University of Southern CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rules violations keep getting bigger in regard to Reggie Bush. In addition to already beingÃ‚Â disassociated with USC athletics following the release that Bush received inappropriate gifts while a student athlete at USC, the universityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new athletic director hit Bush again.
USCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new athletic director, Pat Haden, announced on Tuesday, July 20 that the Trojans would be returning the Heisman trophy that Bush won following the 2005 season. While Bush will still be allowed to keep his Heisman trophy for at least the time being, TuesdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s announcement appears to be another step by USC to distance themselves from the current Saints star, who contributed to USCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bowl ineligibility for the next two seasons and loss of scholarships
The school will take down any jerseys or murals recognizing the former star tailback
A move many of us figured was coming before too long finally happened on Tuesday. USC athletic director Mike Garrett was replaced by Pat Haden who promised to Ã¢â‚¬Å“compete ferociously but also ethically.Ã¢â‚¬Â HadenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first order of business is to patch up the public image of USC after the Trojans suffered numerous hits within the last several months. On top of all the gaffes by Lane Kiffin, the school was punished by the NCAA for multiple violations mostly related to O.J. Mayo and Reggie Bush. Now, new school president Max Nikias isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t messing around:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I have instructed the senior vice president for administration to remove athletic jerseys and murals displayed in recognition of O.J. Mayo and Reggie Bush by mid-August Ã¢â‚¬â€œ before the incoming class of students moves on campus Ã¢â‚¬â€œ from Heritage Hall, the Galen Center, and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Nikias also said Reggie BushÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 2005 Heisman Trophy will be revoked and returned to the Heisman..
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So USC is getting a new AD this fall. Outgoing is Mike Garrett, and incoming is Pat Hadan. That I pretty much don’t care about. What I do care about is that incoming AD Hadan is going give back USC’s 2005 Heisman ..
I’ve been looking for a way to shamelessly steal that Norm Macdonald joke for years now. Thanks USC! [USA Today] More raquo
Longtime USC athletic director Mike Garrett has been dismissed. His replacement is former Trojans quarterback Pat Haden. Moreover, the university will return Reggie BushÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Heisman Trophy as well as name new school officials responsible for compliance and take down murals of Bush and O.J. Mayo at the Galen Center. ESPN.com writes:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Trojan Family honors and respects the USC sporting careers of those persons whose actions did not compromise their athletic program or the opportunities of future USC student-athletes,Ã¢â‚¬Â Nikias said.
He said USC would return the Heisman won by Bush in 2005 to the Heisman Trophy Trust next month.
USC football faces a two-year bowl ban, loss of scholarships and the vacating of wins. The university has appealed several of the sanctions, saying they were Ã¢â‚¬Å“too severeÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“inconsistent with precedent.Ã¢â‚¬Â In the meantime, the program has lost a number of highly-sought recruits, who were allowed to leave when the sanctio..
In a USC press release announcing the hiring of Athletic Director Pat Haden today, USC President-elect Max Nikias has, “ordered the removal of sports references to basketball player O.J. Mayo and football star Reggie Bush.”
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In a USC press release announcing the hiring of Athletic Director Pat Haden today, USC President-elect Max Nikias has, Ã¢â‚¬Å“ordered the removal of sports references to basketball player O.J. Mayo and football star Reggie Bush.Ã¢â‚¬Â
(BushÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Heisman will be removed from Heritage Hall)
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I have instructed the senior vice president for administration to remove athletic jerseys and murals displayed in recognition of O.J. Mayo and Reggie Bush by mid-August Ã¢â‚¬â€ before the incoming class of students moves on campus Ã¢â‚¬â€ from Heritage Hall, the Galen Center, and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Nikias also said Reggie BushÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 2005 Heisman Trophy will be revoked and returned to the Heisman Trophy Trust in August.
Random NFC South thoughts
Just a hunch, but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m pretty sure youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to see the New Orleans Saints sign a quarterback sometime in the next week or so. They need a veteran, just in case anything happens to Drew Brees. Their hands have been ..