It wasn’t easy. It took a long time. It happened as a result of incredible pressure. But, in the end, Reggie Bush did the right thing by giving up the 2005 Heisman Trophy. No other player has ever done that before.
Bush tweeted about his decision:
“Just want to thank everyone for their support throughout this tough time, said Bush. “This has been a hard decision for me today, but I feel it’s right.”
He continued: “But the key is to never allow your faults or mistakes to define you. Use them as an opportunity to mature and grow to become better!”
The NCAA ruled that Bush, a former running back at USC who now plays for the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints, was ineligible for his 2005 college season — the year he won the Heisman because he received improper benefits.