Reggie Bush: Flag On The Playola
We're not feeling smug today. It's more like disappointment...
Take a look at our second posting on the site from January 11th-- it deals with what we suspected to be a little play-for-pay action on Exposition Boulevard.
Turns out Hollywood Thoughts might have been right.
For followers of the LA sports scene, it looks like Reggie Bush isn't simply headed to Saturday's NFL draft, but also some time behind closed doors with NCAA investigators.
You can go to USA Today, for the full story... but, in short, things could quickly get nasty for the Men of Troy.
NCAA rules prohibit student-athletes and their families from receiving extra benefits from agents or their representatives. Suddenly the spotlight turns from guessing when Reggie will go in the draft, to his family and their suddenly envious lifestyle. Specifically, attention is now drawn to the 3,000 square foot Spring Valley home that Reggie's parents have been living in since March, 2005.
If Bush and his family are found guilty of violating NCAA regulations, Bush could be ruled ineligible.
If he's headed for the NFL, who cares? Right?
Here's the twist:
Every game that Bush played for USC could also be forfeited.
There must be many smiles in Westwood today.
One more thought: if USC is eliminated post-facto from post season play, does this mean an added round of Bowl games?
Nice watch. It's hard out here for a used Trojan.