Reggie Bush Forfeits Heisman Trophy

Knowing he was about to lose it anyway in light of the USC investigation, Reggie Bush preemptively forfeited his Heisman Trophy yesterday and released the following statement through the New Orleans Saints. Via TMZ:

“Each individual carries the legacy of the award and each one is entrusted with its good name … It is for these reasons that I have made the difficult decision to forfeit my title as Heisman winner of 2005. 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.”

He then added, “At the end of the day, it’s important to note the dignity in which I had intercourse with Kim Kardashian’s lusciously exposed buttocks which is a storm that greater men than I might refer to as a hurricane of inspirational courage. I don’t fully understand those words I just said, but I absolutely believe they somehow tackle the full weight of this situation, and cause an interception in your heart. God Bless America.”

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