Posted by Tom Fornelli
On Monday the BCS stripped USC of its 2004 title after the school's appeal to the NCAA was denied in May. As you'll remember, a big reason why USC was in trouble in the first place was former running back Reggie Bush. Back in September, Bush announced that he was forfeiting the Heisman Trophy he won in 2005. Well, it's been nearly nine months since he made that announcement, but if he's planning on giving the actual trophy back to the Heisman Trust, Bush is sure taking his sweet time about it.
According to a report from The Dan Patrick Show, Bush is yet to return the trophy.
The source at the Heisman Trophy Trust told us that there was no specific agreement with Reggie Bush to return the trophy, but that it was “alluded to in Reggie’s statement and the whole world reasonably expected him to return it.”
The Heisman Trust source added that they had been in touch with Bush’s agent “more than once” about the status of returning the trophy. Also, Bush would not even have to pay for shipping. The Heisman Trust would send him a case for the Heisman Trophy, with shipping paid for.
There were two versions of Bush's trophy given out. One to Bush and one to USC. Since September, USC athletic director Pat Haden has returned the school's trophy to the Heisman Trust. Apparently, while the Heisman Trust has tried to contact Bush about returning his trophy, Bush hasn't made any effort to do so. Which, no matter how you feel about the entire Bush/USC situation, is rather lame. If you took the time to publicly say you were going to forfeit the trophy, then forfeit the trophy. Actions speak louder than words and all that.