The University of Southern California is welcoming back one of their greatest.
Reggie Bush, who was disassociated from the university amid NCAA violations, is now allowed to return to university activities after the mandated 10-year absence concluded. Jerseys and memorabilia can also be returned to the university’s hallways.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news via Twitter on Wednesday.
USC officially welcomed back Reggie Bush today following his 10-year NCAA-mandated disassociation from USC. All restrictions and prohibitions on his involvement with the school officially have been lifted. As they should have been.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 10, 2020
Bush was found to have been given cash and gifts during his time at USC. In addition to this, his family was also given special treatments by sports agents. After suspicions arose in 2006 that Bush may have been given money, an agent named Lloyd Lake sued Bush for almost $300,000, claiming he and his firm had given the family that much in money and presents during his time at USC.
Among these investigations and eventual conviction, Heisman was forced to vacate his Heisman Trophy. The NCAA decided to leave the 2005 title vacated. Despite his return to USC, he will not be given back his title as the 2005 winner.
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