Friday, finally, we got an appropriately exasperated reaction from a member of the 2005 USC coaching staff to Reggie Bush’s handling of the recent forfeiture of the Heisman Trophy. And that reaction didn’t come from just any member of that staff.
University of Washington head football coach Steve Sarkisian was assisant head coach and co-offensive coordinator of the USC Trojans in 2005, the year Reggie Bush won the Heisman Trophy at USC.
Friday Sarkisian said of Bush, who Thursday asserted that his returning of the Heisman Trophy was “not an admission of guilt“: Read more…
Reggie Bush released a statement on the New Orleans Saints website confirming today that he is giving up his 2005 Heisman Trophy.
One of the greatest honors of my life was winning the Heisman Trophy in 2005. For me, it was a dream come true.
But I know that the Heisman is not mine alone. Far from it. I know that my victory was made possible by the discipline and hard work of my teammates, the steady guidance of my coaches, the inspiration of the fans, and the unconditional love of my family and friends. And I know that any young man fortunate enough to win the Heisman enters into a family of sorts. Each individual carries the legacy of the award and each one is entrusted with its good name.
It is for these reasons that I have made the difficult decision to forfeit my title as Heisman winner of 2005. The persistent media speculation regarding allegations dating back to my years at USC has been both painful and distracting. In no way should the storm around these allegations reflect in any way on the dignity of this award, nor on any other institutions or individuals. Nor should it distract from outstanding performances and hard-earned achievements either in the past, present or future. Read more…