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Poll: What should the Heisman Trust do with Reggie Bush's trophy?

Now that Reggie Bush has given up the award he won in 2005, there's a perfectly good Heisman Trophy just waiting to be given to someone. Is that the right idea, though?

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By Cindy Boren  |  September 15, 2010; 1:14 PM ET
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Option C: Give it back. Reggie certainly wasn't the first Heisman winner to break outdated NCAA regulations but he was the first to get caught. So give it back, he certainly earned it.

Posted by: UniversalEm | September 15, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

To be honest I don't think that Bush giving up the Heisman is all that big a deal. The thing is that you can't take away the fact that he still did all those great things. It wasn't steroids it was something else, not specified which to me isn't a big deal in the big picture.

Even if Bush hadn't taken a dime he would still have won the trophy so I don't really get what we are talking about. Political incorrectness. Tell them where they can stick the trophy. And rightfully so. It's nothin' but Reggie Bush's used condom now. This is just ridiculous.
Reggie Bush earned the Heisman by being the best collegiate football player for 2005, NOT because he was a morally sound collegiate player in his dealings with money grubbing agents and their ilk. You earned it you should keep it regardless of what anyone including the Heisman trust says.

He wins the Heisman so gets the recognition by that panel as the best player. He gives up the trophy but that doesn't take away the fact that the Heisman panel voted him as the best. Bottom line is Bush was the best player in 2005. (he was still the best player) Even if Reggie hadn't taken a dime he would still be the Heisman panels 2005 best player for that year.

What Reggie did can't be taken or given back. He should keep it. To say he was a cheater is nuts. If you hand a guy a football and tell him to run through the other team's defense does he have an advantage if he's hired a manager who bought him a car (or what ever the details of the infraction might be)? He can't use the car on the field, he still has to run with the ball just like any other player.

Posted by: gokusc1 | September 15, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

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