Jemele Hill: Reggie Bush Should Keep Heisman

Amid reports that Reggie Bush will be stripped of his 2005 Heisman trophy because of being found guilty of violating NCAA rules, ESPN's Jemele Hill calls out USC. She asks when they will repay the millions of dollars they made for capitalizing on Bush's fame while there. Hill writes, "When will the school's athletic department return the money it made from selling his jerseys, or the multimillion-dollar BCS bowl payouts received because Bush's talents helped win a lot of games? And how soon should we expect a check from former USC coach Pete Carroll, one that will cover the financial bonuses he received for going 37-2 and winning two national championships while Bush was his player? Should we set them up on a payment plan?" Punishing the player and not the coach. Aye, there's the rub. As Hill says, continuing to punish Bush will not fix a system that is broken and hypocritical. We agree.

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