Here’s a piece by SI’s Joe Posnanski on Reggie Bush and the Heisman. I think it is spot on.
If the Heisman Trophy people want to make some sort of statement to express their dismay, well, people seem to love doing that sort of thing. But if they take away Reggie Bush’s Heisman because they believe that their award represents something pure and virtuous and innocent, well, that’s where I get off this crazy thing. And if that happens, if they really do take away Reggie Bush’s Heisman, well, I hope someone does some sort of deep investigation to find out just how many Heisman winners were paid while in school. The Heisman people just might find themselves with a room full of repossessed trophies that used to mean something before they tried to make it mean something.
Keep the can of worms closed. It’s not worth it.