What Reggie Bush Should’ve Said Today

Here is the story on the statement that Reggie Bush made today regarding his returning of the Heisman. 

But down below is what he should have told everyone:

“Good evening.”

“This is the first time I have spoken to you from the offices of the Heisman Trust, where so many decisions have been made that shaped the history of college football.  Now I have done so to discuss with you some matter that I believe affected the national sports interest.

“In all the decisions I have made in my public life, I have always tried to do what was best for the fans of college football. Throughout the long and difficult period of Bush-Gate, I have felt it was my duty to persevere, to make every possible effort to complete the Heisman term to which you elected me.

“In the past few days, however, it has become evident to me that I no longer have a strong enough political base in the Media to justify continuing that effort. As long as there was such a base, I felt strongly that it was necessary to see the process through to its conclusion, that to do otherwise would be unfaithful to the spirit of that deliberately difficult process and a dangerously destabilizing precedent for the future.

“But with the disappearance of that base, I now believe that the purpose has been served, and there is no longer a need for the process to be prolonged.

“I would have preferred to carry through to the finish whatever the personal agony it would have involved, and my family unanimously urged me to do so. But the interest of college football must always come before any personal considerations.

“From the discussions I have had with teammates, coaches and others, I have concluded that because of the Bushgate matter I might not have the support of the fans and media that I would consider necessary to back the very difficult decisions and carry out the duties as Heisman winner in the way the interests of college football would require.

“I have never been a quitter. To give back the Heisman is abhorrent to every instinct in my body. But as The President, I must put the interest of college football, and especially USC, first. America needs a full-time Heisman winner, particularly at this time with problems we face at home and abroad.

“To continue to fight through the months ahead for my personal vindication would almost totally absorb the time and attention of both myself and the fans in a period when our entire focus should be on the great issues of NCAA corruption and the problem of agents preying on student athletes.  Not to mention getting the Saints back to the Super Bowl.

“Therefore, I shall vacate the Heisman effective at noon tomorrow. Runner up Vince Young will be sworn in as Heisman winner at that hour, in this office.

“To have served as Heisman winner is to have felt a very personal sense of kinship with each and every college football fan. In leaving it, I do so with this prayer: May God’s grace be with you in all the days ahead.

Read the original here.

Powered by

About Heismanpundit

Chris Huston, A.K.A. ‘The Heisman Pundit‘, is a Heisman voter and the creator and publisher of Heismanpundit.com, a site dedicated to analysis of the Heisman Trophy and college football. Dubbed “the foremost authority on the Heisman” by Sports Illustrated, HP is regularly quoted or cited during football season in newspapers across the country. He is also a regular contributor on sports talk radio and television.

Follow HP

Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube!

4 Responses to What Reggie Bush Should’ve Said Today

  1. Ed Newman September 15, 2010 at 7:15 am #

    I don’t expect that even half your readership will get the reference on their own.

  2. AUman76 September 15, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    How about sayin this HP? “my family and I took large sums of money and financial benefits which disqualified me as a legal Heisman Candidate so therefore I’m returning the Trophy. Yes folks……(teary eyed for sympathy effect) I cheated but I’ve learned from my mistakes and am moving on” Besides that I need more room on my shelf for the bling I’m gonna buy with all this NFL money” “Damn life is good ain’t it?” ” and whoever said crime doesn’t pay………bull shit…I’m a rich muther thanks to doin what I did and I’d do it again for the money” “Thanks for coming fellas but F-off.” “I’ve got money to burn and chicks to bang” leaves the room smilin and blowin kisses to the media and all the people he had duped. That’s what I imagine as being his real mind set as it is for most players these days. Or he could’ve made it simple and said, “I’m here to return the Heisman Trophy because I cheated” Sit’s Trophy on counter and walks away. One of my versions is closer to how he really feels or at least closer to the truth. All press conferences are for show and nuthin more these days.

  3. Anonymous September 15, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Maybe Gerald Ford will get the vacated Heisman.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Reggie Prayer - September 15, 2010

    […] What Reggie Bush Should've Said Today | Heismanpundit Here is the story on the statement that Reggie Bush made today regarding his returning of the Heisman. But down below is what he should have told. up Vince Young will be sworn in as Heisman winner at that hour, in this office. “To have served as Heisman winner is to have felt a very personal sense of kinship with each and every college football fan. In leaving it, I do so with this prayer May God's grace be with you in all the days ahead. Read the original here. […]