Report: NCAA says it will not re-evaluate Reggie Bush's Heisman Trophy
The NCAA will not re-evaluate the penalties that cost Reggie Bush his 2005 Heisman Trophy, according to a report.
ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura reported on Wednesday that, despite the recent name, image and likeness changes in the NCAA, the association is not planning to reconsider an previous penalties handed down. In 2010, an investigation uncovered that Bush accepted improper benefits while at USC.
Bush’s Heisman Trophy was revoked after the report.
“Previous penalties, including those that are several years old, will not be re-evaluated or reconsidered based on the recent changes to NIL rules,” said a spokesperson from the NCAA.
Shortly after the name, image and likeness policies changed on July 1, Bush released a statement of his own. The former Trojan was hoping to have his Heisman Trophy and NCAA records restored, but said he was getting little help in accomplishing that task.
Bush was the winner of the 2005 Heisman Trophy. He rushed for 1,740 yards and scored 16 touchdowns on 200 carries. He was also a major threat in the passing attack and on special teams.