Reggie Bush won’t be getting his Heisman Trophy back and he’s not happy about it.
The former USC Trojans star had his 2005 Heisman Trophy taken away due to NCAA violations. With the new Name, Image and Likeness rights, many have called for Bush to be given his Heisman Trophy back.
The NCAA announced on Wednesday that it will not consider reversing any previous decisions.
“Although college athletes can now receive benefits from their names, images and likenesses through activities like endorsements and appearances, NCAA rules still do not permit pay-for-play type arrangements,” the NCAA spokesperson said. “The NCAA infractions process exists to promote fairness in college sports. The rules that govern fair play are voted on, agreed to and expected to be upheld by all NCAA member schools.”
Bush had a blunt response on Twitter on Wednesday night.
“A sham investigation that’s about to get exposed…” he tweeted, sharing a statement from his attorney.
A sham investigation that’s about to get exposed… pic.twitter.com/uNK6JIcxPq
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) July 29, 2021
Bush is one of the greatest players in recent college football history. He’s someone who would’ve benefited tremendously from the Name, Image and Likeness rules.
Unfortunately, the NCAA does not appear to be interested in righting any previous wrongs.