Sep 7, 2010 5:38 PM by Melissa Canone
NEW YORK (AP) - Yahoo! Sports reported Tuesday that 2005 Heisman
Trophy winner Reggie Bush is expected to be stripped of the award
by the end of the month
The former Southern Cal running back would become the first
player in the 75-year history of the award to have the Heisman
Trophy taken away. The report also said the award would be left
vacant for '05.
The NCAA found major violations in USC's football program and
levied serious sanctions against the school in June.
"I can tell you the Heisman Trophy trust has made no decision
regarding the Reggie Bush situation," Robert Whalen, executive
director of the Heisman Trophy Trust, told The Associated Press on
The website cited two anonymous sources close to the Heisman
Trophy Trust, who say the group's investigation is almost complete
and would agree with the NCAA's finding that Bush was ineligible
during the '05 season.
Bush now plays for the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints,
who said Tuesday that they would have no comment on the report.
Typically, the Saints have declined comment on Bush's NCAA
violations because they have no bearing on his pro career.
Team headquarters also were closed to reporters on Tuesday.
Bush's Los Angeles-based attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, did not
immediately respond to a request for comment from the AP.
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