Monday, December 16, 2013

Football '13 Week 15: Bush League.

     In 2005, Reggie Bush won the Heisman Trophy which "is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football in the United States whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work."
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In 2010, they took away his Heisman Trophy because he did something so unforgivable, 75-90% of college athletes do it, he took money from a booster.

To put this in perspective, in 1994, I played DIII baseball for the mighty Emerson College Lions.  Our ragtag bunch of players went 2-16.  The highlight of our season was two victories over the Mass College of Pharmacy by forfeit because they didn't have enough players.  We got full use of the college's Exxon credit card which we used routinely to run up $400-$500 worth of beer, food, and sundries every game for the post game party in direct violation of NCAA rules.  I demand the NCAA investigate this, vacate those two wins from the Lions, and strike the 17 at bats and 10 (horrible) innings pitched of the author.  I trust since I am turning myself in for this they will go lenient on me and only suspend me for one of my two remaining eligible years. 
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This year, they gave the trophy to Jameis Winston, who has been investigated for rape.  Last year, they gave it to Johnny Manziel - who probably got more money in one day than Bush got in 3 years at USC.  Also receiving the Heisman trophy includes gamblers, drug addicts, and of course, this guy.  As of this writing, none of them have been asked to give back their awards.  That's some quality integrity right there.

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