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    Bush forfeits Heisman on his own


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    Re: Bush forfeits Heisman on his own

    did not expect that. a nice gesture on his part. Finally admitting some culpability.


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    Re: Bush forfeits Heisman on his own

    Quote Originally Posted by asmosis View Post
    Poor kid. He'll be crying himself to sleep on his great big pile of money.


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    Re: Bush forfeits Heisman on his own

    Couldn't he have, oh, I don't know, given it straight to Vince Young right after he owned them in the NC game?

    I mean it isn't like Bush didn't know that his parents had moved to a much nicer house that it sound like they had no way of being able to pay for.

    This move is long overdue. Now just give it to Young, the best player that year.


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    Re: Bush forfeits Heisman on his own

    Didn't expect it for a second.


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    Re: Bush forfeits Heisman on his own

    Wow. What a stand up guy.

    In other news, I'll be sure to pay my taxes this year.




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    Re: Bush forfeits Heisman on his own

    Very unexpected, what I'm curious about is how where his parents lived affected his play on the field. I know he broke NCAA rules but its not like he cheated. I don't think he should have HAD to give the trophy back but its cool that he did. Why aren't we taking gold gloves or world series rings away from people who did actually cheat?



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    Re: Bush forfeits Heisman on his own

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    Couldn't he have, oh, I don't know, given it straight to Vince Young right after he owned them in the NC game?

    I mean it isn't like Bush didn't know that his parents had moved to a much nicer house that it sound like they had no way of being able to pay for.

    This move is long overdue. Now just give it to Young, the best player that year.
    like it or not, Reggie Bush ABSOLUTELY was the best player in the nation that year.. V.Y. was a beast, but Reggie Bush was incredible. Losing the NC didnt change my opinion


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    Re: Bush forfeits Heisman on his own

    Quote Originally Posted by heitclone View Post
    Very unexpected, what I'm curious about is how where his parents lived affected his play on the field. I know he broke NCAA rules but its not like he cheated. I don't think he should have HAD to give the trophy back but its cool that he did. Why aren't we taking gold gloves or world series rings away from people who did actually cheat?
    Like it or not, he did cheat. Other players had to follow the same rules or be ineligible. He didn't follow those rules so he cheated.

    I agree, they should be going after gold gloves and MVP trophies (individual awards) at the very least.

    And, by the way, despite the semantics, Bill did have sex with that girl.


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    Re: Bush forfeits Heisman on his own

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    Couldn't he have, oh, I don't know, given it straight to Vince Young right after he owned them in the NC game?

    I mean it isn't like Bush didn't know that his parents had moved to a much nicer house that it sound like they had no way of being able to pay for.

    This move is long overdue. Now just give it to Young, the best player that year.
    No - the Heisman Committee has already stated that, in the event that Reggie had been "stripped" of the trophy, that it would not be reawarded to Young, that there would officially be "No Winner" for 2005.

    As far as Bush giving back the Heisman, good. Perhaps now we can put this story behind us in, say, sometime within the next 5 years...


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    Re: Bush forfeits Heisman on his own

    This was not a performance enhancing situation. He should keep the trophy.



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    Re: Bush forfeits Heisman on his own

    Quote Originally Posted by IceCyIce View Post
    This was not a performance enhancing situation. He should keep the trophy.
    By the Heisman guidelines he was ineligible for the trophy. From the official Heisman website:

    The ballots state that "In order that there will be no misunderstanding regarding the eligibility of a candidate, the recipient of the award MUST be a bona fide student of an accredited college or university including the United States Academies. The recipients must be in compliance with the bylaws defining an NCAA student athlete."
    He was not in compliance, so he was ineligible to receive the award.


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    Re: Bush forfeits Heisman on his own

    Duly noted



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    Re: Bush forfeits Heisman on his own

    He will give them a fake one and he will keep the real one.



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    Re: Bush forfeits Heisman on his own

    Quote Originally Posted by IceCyIce View Post
    This was not a performance enhancing situation. He should keep the trophy.
    He was not eligible to play. End of story.



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