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Reggie Bush: Heisman situation is 'out of my hands'

Reggie Bush didn't have much to say about a Yahoo report that he would be stripped of the Heisman Trophy, but he did discuss it after the New Orleans Saints practiced Wednesday afternoon in Metairie, La.

"I think at this point it's kind of out of my hands," he said, speaking of the situation and not the trophy (via Sam Farmer). "Whatever you guys report, you have to go with that. But if I'm not mistaken, I think the Heisman Trust people released a statement saying that whatever was said yesterday was inaccurate. So that's where we're at."

Bush said he hasn't considered giving the trophy back.

"I'm not even thinking about that. I haven't gone that far. Here we are the day before the biggest game of the new season [the Saints and Vikings open the NFL season Thursday night in New Orleans], and that's where my focus is...

"I've said all I want to say, and everything else has to play itself out. It's an unfortunate situation for everybody, including the kids at USC."

Reporters asked Bush whether he thinks he deserves to keep the award.

"The on-the-field play speaks for itself," he said. "That's kind of it. It's not my decision anymore. It's not my choice."

Filed at 11:26 a.m.

When last we left Reggie Bush, the strippage of his Heisman Trophy seemed likely.

Yahoo reported Tuesday that the Heisman Trophy Trust is expected to strip Bush of the award he won in 2005 and opt not to award it to the runner-up. Later in the day, a Heisman official told ESPN that the trust has reached no decision in the matter.

This isn't exactly a denial of the Yahoo report, which did not say that the trust had reached a decision. It merely said that that two sources close to the trust claimed it would eventually agree with the NCAA's assessment that Bush was ineligible to play in 2005.

What do you think?

By Cindy Boren  |  September 8, 2010; 3:26 PM ET
Categories:  College football  
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Accepting gifts and being the best player in college football in 2006 are two completely different things. If it was a PED case, then yes, strip him of the honor. Problem is, his parents having a house to live in does not help him run and cut and lead his team to the title game. Sorry, and I don't even like the guy.

Posted by: rgreenstreet | September 8, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

I wouldn't say that I don't like him because I don't know him, but I do agree that him taking money has nothing to do with his football skills. On the other hand, he knew the rules and chose to violate them. With that comes consequences.

Posted by: nsu1203 | September 8, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

OJ still has his

Posted by: will19 | September 8, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

OJ still has his

Posted by: will19 | September 8, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

While you're at it, you can pick up O.J.'s and Mike Garrett's.

Posted by: socaloralpleazer | September 8, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Once again, we've been ... BUSHED!!!

Posted by: gce1356 | September 8, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

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