Reggie Bush decided not to wait and see what the Heisman Committe decided to do about his (and USC's) NCAA troubles. Bush announced today that he is returing his Heisman Trophy.
Part of his statement read:
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."
Bush was determined to have been ineligible during the 2005 football season. The Heisman Trust is scheduled to hold their monthly meeting tonight. Speculation now turns to if the Trust committee will decide to give the Trophy to runner-up Vince Young or simply vacate the award for 2005.