On Tuesday morning, Yahoo! Sports reported that Bush would be stripped of his 2005 Heisman Trophy, in light of an independent investigation that found the former Trojan running back ineligible during part of his time at USC. Citing anonymous sources close the situation, the story estimated that the Heisman Trophy Trust would announce its decision by the end of September.
Later that afternoon, there was indeed an announcement from the Trust. However, the official comment was contradictory to the Yahoo! story:
“The status of the USC/Bush matter remains unchanged. Any reports to the contrary are inaccurate.”
And so the saga of Reggie Bush’s Heisman lives on.
Although there’s no timeline for the official ruling on the matter, the facts of the case are readily available for judgment from the court of higher opinion.
Bush maintains his innocence, while the NCAA has ruled otherwise.
Although the resounding majority seems to favor the repossession of the trophy, there are some arguments that make an interesting case on Bush’s behalf.
We want to know:
Should Reggie Bush lose his Heisman Trophy?
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