A couple of weeks ago Yahoo sports reported that the Heisman Trust was drawing close to stripping the former USC running back of the award. Today Reggie beat them to the punch and decided to just go ahead and hand it over.
For the first time ever Bush actually alluded to the fact that he did something wrong in his statement.
"For the rest of my days, I will continue to strive to demonstrate through my actions and words that I was deserving of the confidence placed in me by the Heisman Trophy Trust," Bush's statement continues. "I would like to begin in this effort by turning a negative situation into a positive one by working with the Trustees to establish an educational program which will assist student-athletes and their families avoid some of the mistakes that I made. I am determined to view this event as an opportunity to help others and to advance the values and mission of the Heisman Trophy Trust."
It wasn't that long ago that this would have prompted me to bang out a few thousand words about why Reggie Bush, Pete Carroll and that entire era of USC Football was bad for the game. But at this point even I don't care enough to bother with it. It is what it is and now the whole of the USC family has to live with it. I am certain that this noble gesture will make them all feel better when they don't go bowling for the next couple of years and slowly watch the roster get depleted by scholarship reductions. Nice legacy. I hope it was worth it.