It’s actually been a pretty good last year or so for Saints’ running back Reggie Bush. He was a key component in the Saints’ Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts in February, and Bush’s play on the field had gotten much better, which was one of the reasons why the Saints were even in position to win a Super Bowl. But now it looks as though Bush could possibly lose something that’s very valuable to him: his Heisman trophy. Word spread today that the NCAA would unveil its’ findings on the USC program on Friday, and we would then know what type of penalties would be handed down.
This would be a huge deal if the NCAA has indeed found something that would rule Bush ineligible for his Heisman season. The questions would then become whether or not the trophy should be given to the runner-up, which was current Tennessee Titans‘ quarterback Vince Young. That’s where things really get interesting.
And if there are penalties to be handed out, what will people then think of newly-hired Seattle Seahawks‘ head coach Pete Carroll? It seems like Carroll may have had a pretty good idea that these investigations of the USC program were going to get stronger and stronger, and that a possible infraction could have been committed. But then again, maybe he didn’t know that this thing could get this big, and was just looking for a a new challenge in taking over in Seattle.
All in all though, this is a pretty big mess for the USC program, as their names have continued to come up in all kinds of infractions. Just look at the basketball program with former head coach Tim Floyd. And now the football program could face violations of their own, and it will completely change the way they are viewed by NCAA fans.
We’ll see what happens when the NCAA announces their findings, and maybe they will have found nothing. But if they’ve found something, it’s going to have some pretty big ramifications for those in the program now, and those from the program’s past, like Carroll and Bush.
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