Jun 16, 2010 2:26 PM by Melissa Canone
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Reggie Bush says the NCAA's punishment of
Southern California feels like "the closest thing to death without
dying" and that he will fully support USC's appeal of the
Bush spoke publicly about the punishment for the first time
Wednesday at the New Orleans Saints' training headquarters. The
NCAA sanctions include a two-year bowl ban and a loss of 30
scholarships over a three-year period.
It is not yet clear whether Bush will lose his 2005 Heisman
Trophy, but USC has also been stripped of victories from late 2004
through the 2005 season - a period that included a national
championship victory over Oklahoma.
Bush would not address specific allegations of his wrongdoings,
but says he has no fear of losing his Heisman and that he will make
the best out of whatever happens.