Reggie Bush's disassociation with USC ended Wednesday and now the former college football running back has his sights set on getting his Heisman Trophy back. He won the Heisman 2005, but the award was later voided due to NCAA sanctions and he voluntarily returned the statue to the Heisman Trophy Trust before the organization had a chance to strip it.
It's unclear how and precisely when SC will re-welcome again Bush ... however former Trojans like LenDale White- who's been campaigning to get Reggie again for YEARS - will little doubt be thrilled nonetheless. He also needs a statue.
"Guidance is one thing that young athletes coming through the college system miss on so much", Bush told Playboy recently. Less than a year later, the NCAA is working on allowing players to profit off their likeness and Reggie Bush's disassociation ban appears headed for the history books. Bush's final year at USC included 1,740 rushing yards, 16 touchdowns and another 478 yards receiving as he won the 2005 Heisman.
At this stage, it is unclear how quickly Bush's reinstatement will be finalized and what it would look like, with questions about how present he would be around the program and the possible retirement of his dormant No. 5 lingering.
Bush was selected second overall by the New Orleans Saints in 2006.
The sanctions against USC were some of the harshest the NCAA has handed down in the last 20 years.
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USC was hit with a two-year postseason ban, lost 30 scholarships and the BCS national title win over Oklahoma was among the vacated wins.
"It was a disgusting feeling, one of the worst feelings in the world", Bush simply told The Athletic final month.
"To say I don't want the Heisman back would be a lie", said B ush in an interview on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" on FS1.
Bush was not recognized by the school during that game. His number has not been among those displayed in the coliseum end zone along with other USC Heisman winners such as Marcus Allen and O.J. Simpson. According to a Twitter post by Rams beat writer Greg Beacham, Woods gave credit to Bush for inspiring many after him, including Woods, to go to USC.
"I know it will be a special day for me when he can walk on campus with his three kids, his wonderful wife and be a part of what's going on at USC", Bohn said.