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September 16, 2010
Reggie Bush's gifts as a running back helped him win the Heisman Trophy in 2005. But there was one tackler Bush couldn't shake: the egregious rules violation the NCAA says he committed as a Trojan. According to the association's investigators, sports marketers plied Bush with cash and gifts, as well as picking up the tab for tens of thousands of dollars worth of housing for him and his family. In addition to saddling the USC football program with a whopping penalty, that transgression almost certainly would have led the Heisman Trust board to reclaim Bush's trophy.
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April 7, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Somewhere, lost in the sleaze that all so often defines what college basketball has become, are the overlooked culprits. Mom and Dad. We in the media rant on and on about AAU coaches and summer leagues and slimeball agents (is that redundant?). We harp on coaches who cheat to get the blue-chip player and college administrators who look the other way. We make fun of the NCAA because it is so big and pompous and obtuse and full of itself and makes so much money off the pimpled backs of teenagers.
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October 10, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Former USC star and current Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush and his girlfriend, Lilit Avagyan, are expecting a baby. “Yes, I have a little one on the way,” Bush said Tuesday on Miami's "Paul and Young Ron" radio show. “We can't wait. It's an opportunity to bring in new life and raise a child. That's the most special gift to a man and a woman.” While Bush said they don't know the sex of the child yet, perhaps a boy would be best. “If it's a girl I'm going straight to the gun shop to buy some guns,” Bush said.
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February 26, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Pete Carroll returned to USC on Wednesday night for his first public appearance at the school since he led the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl title. And the NCAA sanctions levied against the school after Carroll left the Trojans for the NFL in 2010 are still apparently on his mind. Carroll addressed a crowd of about 1,200 at Bovard Auditorium as part of an event sponsored by the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the upbeat evening taking on a lighthearted feel when actor Will Ferrell came on stage and kicked a football into the balcony.
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March 13, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
The Reggie Bush rumors appear to be coming to an end, as ESPN is reporting that the free-agent running back has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Detroit Lions. [Updated at 1:08 p.m.: Bush was introduced as a member of the Lions at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Terms of his contract were not disclosed. ] Reports earlier Wednesday had the Lions as a leading contender for Bush's services, after the former USC star visited Detroit on Tuesday and was said to have left with an offer to become the team's full-time running back.
SPORTS
April 21, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
Scheduled depositions in a civil lawsuit against Reggie Bush were canceled after the former USC running back reached an out-of-court settlement with the plaintiff. Bush settled with would-be sports marketer Lloyd Lake , who was suing Bush for nearly $300,000, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed. The source requested anonymity because the individual was not authorized to speak publicly. Yahoo! Sports, citing a source, reported the settlement Tuesday night. Lake had claimed he provided Bush with cash and other benefits while the Heisman Trophy winner was playing for the Trojans in 2004 and 2005.
SPORTS
September 14, 2010 | By David Wharton
Former USC tailback Reggie Bush on Tuesday became the first athlete in the 75-year history of the Heisman Trophy to forfeit the award, bowing to pressure from detractors in and around college football. After five years of staunch denials about any wrongdoing, Bush acknowledged in a statement posted on the New Orleans Saints' website that he made "mistakes"—though he didn't specify what they were. The player said that "persistent media speculation" he called "both painful and distracting" prompted his decision.
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November 12, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
Unbuckling the mailbag: Question: Reggie Bush was a fraud? Child, please! He made a mistake, but the kid is a good dude ? judgmental much? Ontay Johnson Los Angeles Answer: Let me answer your question with a few of my own: If Reggie is such a "good dude," why is he not welcome on the USC campus? Why did the school send his Heisman Trophy back? Why is USC going to have to vacate its 2004 Bowl Championship Series title? Why is USC going to lose 30 football scholarships, pending appeal, over the next three seasons?
HEALTH
August 15, 2012 | By Gary Klein
Former USC running back Reggie Bush, who lost the 2005 Heisman Trophy in the wake of scandal that saw the NCAA hammer the Trojans with severe sanctions, said Wednesday that he has not wanted to return to USC and would not go back even if he could. Bush, appearing on Dan Patrick's national radio show, also said he had returned his Heisman to the Heisman Trust. Tim Henning, a Heisman official, confirmed to The Times that Bush returned the trophy and that the Heisman Trust was in possession of it. As part of its sanctions, USC was ordered to disassociate from Bush and remove all references to him on campus, including the school's Heisman that was displayed in Heritage Hall.
OPINION
September 17, 2010
Rolling along Re "Skate park grinds at residents," Sept. 13 Skateboarders finally get a skateboard plaza, and neighbors are still complaining. Youths are off the street and have a place to hang out and perform their favorite sport. Parents have less to worry about because they know where their children are, and fewer people are bothered on the street by passing skateboarders. It is a win-win situation. Yet neighbors still complain about the noise of the skateboarders.
SPORTS
December 8, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The forecast in Philadelphia on Sunday? Shady, all day. LeSean “Shady” McCoy, that is. He trampled Detroit in a driving snowstorm, running for a club-record 217 yards, with touchdowns of 57 and 40 yards. That, against a Lions defense that hadn't given up a rushing touchdown in the previous eight games and had allowed an NFL-low 82.7 yards rushing per game. Unable to throw the ball effectively in the blizzard conditions, the Eagles kept it on the ground and gained 299 yards, mostly through the middle of the defense.
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October 21, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Michael Vick has been on his best behavior lately. More than four years after his 19-month stint in federal prison for his role in a dogfighting ring, Vick has stayed on the right side of the law, regaining his NFL career and many lucrative endorsement deals as well. Heck, he's even a dog owner again. But none of that prevented the now-injured Philadelphia Eagles quarterback from landing in the top spot of Forbes.com's list of the most disliked NFL players, based on the latest surveys from E-Poll Market Research.
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September 8, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The NFL isn't one quarter of one game old, and already there are notable injuries to two key players. Pittsburgh Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey was carted off the field against Tennessee, after a teammate accidentally dived into his knee. That could be a huge setback for the Steelers. The other injury, to the thumb of Detroit running back Reggie Bush, looked far less serious but painful nonetheless. Bush dropped a pass on third down, then motioned to his gloved left hand.
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August 8, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
It turns out the NCAA can do the right thing - and fast - if you just chase it far enough down a dead-end alley. Mark Emmert, the organization's embattled president, took swift action Thursday in the wobbly aftermath of Twitter-broken news the NCAA was selling, among other things, website merchandise of players currently under investigation. "I certainly can understand how people can see that as hypocritical," Emmert said on a conference call. In a reversal move that would make Andre the Giant proud, Emmert said the NCAA would "exit" the business of using ShopNCAASports.com to hawk player memorabilia.
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August 7, 2013 | By Gary Klein
It could be called irony. USC football fans might call it hypocrisy. With college football's spotlight on autographed memorabilia in the wake of allegations that Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel accepted payment for his signature, here's what happens if you go onto shopncaasports.com, the NCAA's official online store: On USC's team page, under collectibles, there is an item for sale titled "Mounted Memories USC Trojans Reggie Bush Autographed...
SPORTS
March 13, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
The Reggie Bush rumors appear to be coming to an end, as ESPN is reporting that the free-agent running back has agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Detroit Lions. [Updated at 1:08 p.m.: Bush was introduced as a member of the Lions at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Terms of his contract were not disclosed. ] Reports earlier Wednesday had the Lions as a leading contender for Bush's services, after the former USC star visited Detroit on Tuesday and was said to have left with an offer to become the team's full-time running back.
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September 14, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
Chances are former USC star Reggie Bush is/was not the only Heisman Trophy winner to have taken improper benefits while participating as an amateur athlete in college. That was going to be the indignation column, contemplated at one time, before there became nothing about Reggie Bush worthy of being contemplated. Now we say: There are other Heisman crooks out there … so what? The Bush bottom line becomes this: He was the first Heisman winner to get caught on scholarship, and Tuesday he paid the ultimate price by announcing he was forfeiting his 2005 trophy.
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September 14, 2010 | By Gary Klein
USC Coach Lane Kiffin and his players, banned from bowl games for two seasons and functioning under other sanctions because of NCAA violations related to Reggie Bush , were largely unemotional Tuesday in the aftermath of Bush's announcement that he would forfeit the 2005 Heisman Trophy. "I respect any decision that Reggie made," said Kiffin, who was the Trojans' offensive coordinator in 2005. "I'm sure it was extremely hard for him. " Kiffin also reiterated a point he has made since the NCAA announced penalties in June.
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November 5, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
As a longtime football analyst on Fox, Terry Bradshaw has said many things that make no sense. But a comment he made Sunday while describing a touchdown run by the Miami Dolphins' Reggie Bush has many people both scratching their heads and fuming in anger. Bradshaw was talking over a clip of a back-and-forth run by the African American running back when he called out to cohort Jimmie Johnson, "Look at this, Jimmie! Like he was chasing that bucket of chicken that wind was blowing the other day. " Not only was the statement nonsensical, but it also seemed to employ a negative racial stereotype.
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October 10, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Former USC star and current Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush and his girlfriend, Lilit Avagyan, are expecting a baby. “Yes, I have a little one on the way,” Bush said Tuesday on Miami's "Paul and Young Ron" radio show. “We can't wait. It's an opportunity to bring in new life and raise a child. That's the most special gift to a man and a woman.” While Bush said they don't know the sex of the child yet, perhaps a boy would be best. “If it's a girl I'm going straight to the gun shop to buy some guns,” Bush said.
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