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Reggie Bush and Trojans Thrown for Another Huge Loss


Court Disallows Motion to Sweep Illegal Sleaze Under the Illegal Rug in His Parents’ Illegal House

By Joe Bodolai

ESPN reports that a California court has denied a request by Reggie Bush’s legal team for confidential arbitration in his dispute with the controversial sports agency that allegedly provided him and his parents a house, cash, gifts and other benefits that have been conservatively estimated in excess of $300,000. Not a bad haul for a college undergraduate and his array of off field gold bangles (formerly called ”bling“) explains why Bush was called a ”flashy“ running back.

The case will now proceed in open court. This time there was no ”Bush Push“ for a victory. Nor were Emerald Bowl officials involved in the ”review“ process.

Lloyd Lake and his partner Michael Michaels provided cash and gifts to the USC tailback, who some claim actually won the Heisman Trophy over Vince Young, in order to sign him to their marketing firm, New Era. Brian Watkins, Lake’s attorney said this was Bush’s last-ditch attempt to keep the case out of the public eye.

Let the truthiness begin!

In a year of suspicion and setbacks for USC, this could be the opening of a Pandora’s Box for not only the football program but the entire university. The NCAA, which has been spinning its wheels investigating the Trojans for this and other apparent violations cannot ignore what surely will be a harsh light of truth on the soft-focus image Pete Carroll projects. It is also worth noting that ESPN and USC are business partners, as is seen in their website ”WeAreSC.com“. So, grain of salt recommended when watching ”the worldwide leader.“

It must cause some concern at USC that Bush’s illegal benefits (not criminal but a major violation of NCAA rules) are well in excess of salaries for many tenure track professors at the school. Of course, Pete Carroll earns more than entire departments, Nobel candidates, and research budgets with a salary of $4.4 million annually.

Geez, if the NCAA is gonna go hardass on Bush, Pete may have to buy his dreamboat Matt Barkley a house out of his own pocket. Maybe up there in Malibu where, in a real-life ”wtf“ moment, Charlie Weis said Pete’s shacked up with a graduate student. While most people thought Weis was taking an uncalled for cheap shot allegation against Carroll, experts (okay, just me) realized he was just protecting his coaching fraternity brother. Everybody knows Barkley’s not a graduate student!

This article also appears on Erie View, Dan Goldberg’s new sports blog at http://dg7007.wordpress.com/

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  1. Stan Powerlock
    January 1, 2010 at 10:19 pm


  2. KJ
    January 2, 2010 at 1:51 am

    ok so USC is guilty but so is every other school in the country. They are all guilty of accepting guys into college who can’t form sentences and denying admission to regular students with good grades. So if he took money why don;t you ask any other struggling college student living off top ramen and a dream what they would do. Ask yourself how Randy Moss was going to Notre Dame if he hadnt flunked a drug test and then tell me that there are clean programs. Deion Sanders drove a convertible LeBaron while a student at Florida State. Not condoning SC but all the schools cheat. Look at Oregon Phil Knight the owner of Nike is there biggest booster does that mean that the Oregon kids dont get any perks….Dont look at a target look at all the schools…

    • January 2, 2010 at 10:36 am

      Thanks for your comment. Indeed there are likely other similar shady practices but remember, Reggie Bush won the Heisman Trophy and USC was in a national championship game. The title of my site is “Say It Ain’t So, Joe!’ referring to the disillusionment a kid expressed as ”Shoeless Joe“ Jackson admitted he accepted money to throw World Series games in 1919. I think that can help explain why I wrote about the Reggie Bush situation.

  3. OMAR
    January 4, 2010 at 5:22 am

    KJ, “every other school in the country” is not guilty of USC’s violations. Are you in kindergarten?

    Take for example… OJ Mayo. USC is going to give up a season’s worth of victories, money, and this year’s post-season play. That’s just the basketball program. The football program should do the same. USC is just plain dirty, and clearly not like “every other school in the country”.

    Other schools may have their problems, but that certainly doesn’t excuse USC.

  4. Jason D
    January 5, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    KJ, you obvioulsy have no idea what you are talking about. Randy Moss attended Marshall and not Notre Dame. I see a huge USC bias as well as a lack of factual information playing a role in your opinion.

  5. Tim
    January 6, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Jason, actually, it is you who does not know what he is talking about. Randy Moss was originally committed to Notre Dame. He was not granted admission for the reason KJ mentioned and I believe he couldn’t qualify academically. If my memory serves me right, he then committed to FSU and was either denied admission there for the same reasons or kicked out of FSU. He then went to Marshall because they were the only takers.

    I am not naive enough to think this doesn’t go on at every major football factory. But to what extent?

  6. Ballard Guy
    January 6, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    IIRC, Moss had his offer to ND withdrawn because he got into a pretty serious fight that sent someone to the hospital (he ultimately received jail time). ND’s usually pretty quick to revoke an offer after an arrest for off-field violence. Holtz referred him to Bowden, but Moss was kicked out of FSU for marijuana. ND withdrew the offer for another player (an RB) for academics that year.

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