Kim Kardashian’s former NFL boyfriend, Reggie Bush, is going to make history by becoming the first player in 75 years of the Heisman Trophy to be stripped of the award he won as a USC (University of Southern California) running back in 2005.
According to Yahoo Sports, the Heisman Trophy Trust will agree with NCAA’s decision that Reggie was not eligible during the 2005 season because he accepted improper benefits – gifts, hotels stays, rent-free home, etc. – from two fledgling sports marketers hoping to sign him.
ESPN’s Chris Fowler claims the reported is “premature” and “completely false”, saying, “They haven’t made a decision. No announcement is imminent. They have not had any formal meetings about this.”
USC was already cited for “lack of institutional control” and the Trojans were put on a four-year probation, a two-year bowl ban and a reduction in football scholarships.
USC President Max Nikias ordered the school’s sports department to return its copy of Reggie’s 2005 Heisman to the Heisman Trophy Trust and remove all references to the now New Orleans player. The decision might not be official yet, but Reggie will most probably have to return the award, which will remain vacant.
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