Sunday, December 31, 2006

USC Giving Another Type of Heisman to Bush?

From "Bush: USC asked me not to show" by Jay Glazer at

Saints running back and former Heisman Trophy winner [Reggie Bush] told FOX NFL Sunday and that USC officials have asked that he not show up on the sidelines for the Trojans' Rose Bowl matchup against the Michigan on New Year's Day.

Bush called the athletic department Friday to get his credentials for the game, but was told it would be better if he didn't attend the game.

"It's ridiculous," said Bush. "I guess I won't be going."

"Per BCS policy, schools in a BCS bowl are allowed five VIP sideline passes and we've already divvied those out," USC spokesperson Tim Tessalone said. "So it's kind of a moot issue. It's not like it's a home game where there's unlimited passes. That's what I can tell you about it."

According to Tessalone, those five passes were provided to Marcus Allen, Ronnie Lott, Charles White, Matt Leinart and John Papadakis.

The article speculates USC is trying to distance itself from Bush due to allegations of financial improprieties by Bush during his time at USC.

Sounds pretty cold. I'm just glad one of those precious five passes wasn't given to O.J. Simpson.