View Full Version : Charity Still Continues in New Orleans

03-12-2010, 07:48 PM
Loomis says Bush will be back at his "current salary" (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/12/loomis-says-bush-will-be-back-at-his-current-salary/)

During an extensive Friday press conference that touched on a broad range of issues, Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis was asked whether tailback Reggie Bush will be back in 2010.

"Yes," Loomis said of Bush in a transcript distributed by the team. "He'll be back and he'll be back at his current salary."

In 2010, Bush's salary shoots from $2.585 million to $8 million.

It is, in our view, a move that has more to do with business and less to do with football. It can't be about football, because Bush doesn't bring $8 million worth of football value to the table. Indeed, if Bush is worth $8 million as a matter of football value, then Darren Sharper should get $14 million in 2010. Drew Brees? $25 million.

No, this is about maintaining the Bayou post-Super Bowl buzz, about selling jerseys, about keeping the fans from engaging in an all-out revolt.

Four years ago, the selection of Bush with the second overall pick in the draft brought hope to all of New Orleans, hope that culminated last month in a Super Bowl win. Though the Saints likely would have won the Super Bowl without Bush, he is tied to the team and the team cannot dump him.

The situation will get even more interesting in 2011, when his salary jumps to $11.8 million, and when a salary cap quite possibly will return. And when the Saints may not be riding the waves of an NFL title.

Dating Kim Kardashian may require the Bush to continue feeding the kitty, especially if engagement is a possibility. Last year, Kardashian already found the ring for Reggie. (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2009/06/reggie-bushs-fiance-likes-20-million-engagement-ring-gulp.html)

03-14-2010, 03:08 PM
To say that the Saints would have won the SB without Bush is obvious - the
guy was for all practicle purposes their third-string running back this past year.
Apparently the NOLA fans infatuation with Bush is still very much alive, though more for his celebrity than his contributin on the field. If the NCAA ends up taking his Heisman away from him for his transgressions while at
USC, it will be interesting to see if it costs him any goodwill with the Saints faithful ?

03-14-2010, 03:14 PM
surprised that they haven't restructured it

and geeze 11.8 million for the 2011 season (if they keep him)

Hardcore Texan
03-14-2010, 11:01 PM
that is some funny stuff.....