Reggie Bush Should Give Up His Heisman Trophy ... to Vince Young?
Your 2005 Heisman Trophy winner?
Reggie Bush is a liar. Should Vince Young be a Heisman winner?
That's the contention of Texas coach Mack Brown, who says - if - the Heisman Trophy Trust yanks back its 2005 award from the Southern Cal running back it should be handed over to former Longhorns' quarterback Vince Young.
Young out-dueled Bush in the '05 BCS Championship Game, before questions arose about Bush's eligibility during the season. Since then, the NCAA has ruled Bush was ineligible because he received illegal benefits and has imposed sanctions on USC, including a two-year bowl ban and the loss of football scholarships.
Last month USC returned its duplicate of the Heisman and removed Bush's award from its media guide.
If the gold-medalist cheats in the Olympics the silver-medalist wins first place, right? If you're driving illegally in HOV lane and the cops pull you over, the guy behind you gets to drive and keep going. At the recent PGA Championship, the golfer who broke the rules on 18 wasn't invited to the playoff. Dallas Carter High School won the 1988 state title, but was ordered to give back its trophy. The record books were altered. Forever.
I hate vacated titles. There should be a Heisman Trophy winner for 2005.
His name just shouldn't be Reggie Bush.
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