Report: Bush to be stripped of Heisman

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Former Southern California star Reggie Bush will reportedly be stripped of the Heisman Trophy he won in 2005.

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Heisman Trophy Trust is close to completing its investigation in the wake of the NCAA's findings that Bush was ineligible during the 2005 season.

The report states that the decision could be announced by the end of September. It also says the Heisman Trust will not award a second trophy and will instead leave the honour for 2005 vacant.

In June, the NCAA said Bush and his family received impermissible benefits, including plane tickets, hotel rooms, limousine service, housing, appliances, furniture, several thousand dollars and a car. Bush was retroactively ruled ineligible and the Trojans were slapped with numerous penalties, including a two-year bowl ban, a reduction of scholarships and a forfeiture of wins.

A month later, USC said it would remove all jerseys and murals displayed in recognition of Bush, and would return its replica of his Heisman Trophy back to the Heisman Trophy Trust.

Bush became the seventh Trojan to capture the illustrious award in 2005, easily outdistancing Texas quarterback Vince Young and USC teammate Matt Leinart for the honour.


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