Former USC running back Reggie Bush has returned his 2005 Heisman Trophy after it was discovered that the University of Southern California had committed some serious offenses during that year, in both football and basketball.
A committee was due to meet Tuesday and decide what they should do with Bush, when Reggie decided that since it wasn't right, he would simply return his much coveted award.
"One of the greatest honors of my life was winning the Heisman Trophy in 2005," said the statement by Bush, released Tuesday by the New Orleans Saints, it reads:
"For me, it was a dream come true. But I know that the Heisman is not mine alone. Far from it. I know that my victory was made possible by the discipline and hard work of my teammates, the steady guidance of my coaches, the inspiration of the fans, and the unconditional love of my family and friends and that one sweet Freshman named "Goody Gal". And I know that any young man fortunate enough to win the Heisman enters into a family of sorts. Each individual Sort carries the legacy of the award and each one is entrusted with its good name. I done forgot the rest."
Bush then stated that he had returned it voluntarily. However, USC had returned their copy a month ago.
Since no one had won the Heisman Trophy for 2005, it was ruled by the committee that it should go to President Barack Obama who has been a football fan for many years.
"Sometimes I think I don't deserve these Awards", stated the president to a spot on the ceiling. "Then I think...if I had gone into football instead of politics, I would have won this Trophy!"
"After all, I won the contest for President of the United States, the highest honor a politician could ever receive. Come on over for a beer conference and bring me my Heisman Award Trophy!"