Charles Robinson and Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports report this morning that after turning down the NCAA’s request for an interview for three years, Reggie Bush has finally met with NCAA investigators over possible improprieties while he played for USC.
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The revelation only hours after Pete Carroll resigned his position as USC coach to likely become the coach of the Seattle Seahawks.
While specifics of Bush’s interview are not known, Yahoo reports that Heisman Trophy winner Bush denied allegations that he received improper benefits from SoCal businessmen Lloyd Lake and Michael Michaels while playing at USC.
Bush was sued by both men separately after he left USC and did not enter into business agreements with them. The Saints running back later paid Michaels a $300,000 settlement but Bush’s case with Lake is still pending.
While the NCAA continues to investigate USC over the charges against Bush, and now allegations that Joe McKnight was improperly provided a free SUV by an L.A. businessman, the legal proceeding between Lake and Bush is a little over a month away. A proceeding that will almost certainly involve Carroll’s participation.