Reggie Bush won’t be waiting for the Heisman Trust to take the award out of his hands after all.
According to TMZ reports, Reggie Bush is officially done fighting over the 2005 Heisman award.
Bush just released a statement through the New Orleans Saints in which he explains, “Each individual carries the legacy of the award and each one is entrusted with its good name … It is for these reasons that I have made the difficult decision to forfeit my title as Heisman winner of 2005.”
Bush added, “The persistent media speculation regarding allegations dating back to my years at USC has been both painful and distracting. In no way should the storm around these allegations reflect in any way on the dignity of this award, nor on any other institutions or individuals. Nor should it distract from outstanding performances and hard-earned achievements either in the past, present or future.”
Can’t help but wonder how this might have played out otherwise.