Reggie Bush will forfeit the Heisman Trophy he won in 2005. The former Southern California running back announced his decision in a statement. I don’t feel as if he should, since the accomplishments he did in college were not influenced by benefits he received from USC.. but whatever. He says:
“One of the greatest honors of my life was winning the Heisman Trophy in 2005,” the statement said “For me, it was a dream come true. 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 Heisman Trophy Trust was scheduled to meet Tuesday amid speculation that a decision on whether Bush would be stripped of the award. USC had previously given back its copy of the Heisman Trophy after Bush was found by the NCAA to have received illegal benefits during 2004 and 2005.