Reggie Bush will be stripped of Heisman Trophy

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    The Washington Post reports:

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    The NCAA retroactively ruled Bush ineligible for part of the 2004 season and all of 2005.

    Read more: http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-fo...ggie-bush-will-lose-his-heisman#ixzz0yr1zFsMh
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    One of the requirements of a college player to be a Heisman candidate is that he is eligible to compete, and that's eligibility as defined by the NCAA.
    Therefor since the NCAA has now said that Bush WAS NOT eligible in 2005, it would be illogical for the Committe not to reclaim the Heisman from Bush
    for the 2005 season.
     
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    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    Has USC also stripped OJ Simpson from all of their promotional materials and records?
     
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    Looks like Wunderlick ain't gettin' it either. Pft. :)
     
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    Not exactly apples and oranges. Bush was ineligible to play, according to an amazingly belated report form the NCAA, ergo his stats for the 2005 season should not exist.

    OJ is slime, but was eligible slime.
     
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    Actually it is apples and oranges. :thinking: What it isn't is apples to apples.
     
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    I'll concede your point. What I should have said is he was trying to compare apples to oranges.

    In my defense, I am running a fever and feel like crap today.
     


  9. OzzO

    OzzO .. and then?

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    "To all the teams that passed on Reggie Bush.........thanks"
     
  10. CloakNNNdagger

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    Well, if his stats are wiped, I guess there go Leinart's stats..........at least they may more resemble what you would expect of a #3 QB.:tiphat:
     
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    I was on my way to Lowe's yesterday morning when I first heard this on one of the sports radio stations. It was one of those "oh well" moments. I don't really follow college ball and most of those "big time" kids are getting some sort of kick back, it's only an issue if you get caught. (as is the case for a lot of things in life)

    Then I heard today on the radio that this is only a rumor at this point. They said that they talked to the voting committee and they said that they had not voted on the issue yet and weren't sure if they were going to. So at this point, who really knows what's going to happen. I'm not a Bush fan, I personally think he's a douche, but I think it's a little overboard to strip someone of a trophy. He won it, period. The "gifts" he received probably didn't make him hurdle defenders, cut on a dime, and just straight up out run everybody on the opposing D. JMHO
     
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    Get well soon Darlin'!! We need you Sunday, and you know I was only funnin' on ya!!
     
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    I agree. I hate USC & don't really like Bush but in my book he deserves that trophy.
     
  15. Norg

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    Give it to Mario :texflag:
     
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    does anyone really care about the heisman trophy?
     
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    I guess all that extra money in his pocket really helped him dominate on the field.
     
  18. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    You're eligible to play or you're not. If you're on the field when you shouldn't be then I don't give a flying fart what you did, who you hurdled, how many defenders you outran or whether or not you cut on a dime (or stopped to pick it up).

    Rules are rules, otherwise why bother having them at all? That's how I feel about it.
     

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