USC football legend Reggie Bush returns to campus

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The GOAT has formally returned dwelling. 

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Legendary Trojan operating back Reggie Bush produced his initial journey to USC’s campus in in excess of a ten years on Thursday. The college finished its NCAA-sanctioned disassociation with Bush this summer on June 10. 

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The university shared pictures from Bush’s excursion on campus: 

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USC extensive receiver coach Keary Colbert shared a movie from the journey of Bush explaining how Colbert sport him the nickname “The President.” 

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It is really a person of the massive steps in having Bush integrated all over again with the program and its gamers. Bush explained back in June he couldn’t wait around to get in front of the crew. 

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“I was enthusiastic. This has been something I have dreamed of for a lengthy time, to be able to come house and shell out time with some of the younger gamers, some of the coaches, some of the faculty, the team associates there. There is continue to people there that I have created potent, shut associations with that I have known for a extremely very long time, all the way down to the tools people. And that’s a testomony of what we have created at our time there though I was at USC,” he stated of the disassociation. “We built partnership that extended much beyond the football industry and most, if not all the persons that I have invested time with there, in particular my teammates, I look at loved ones. And to this day that partnership, like I mentioned, goes considerably further than the football field. For me, we’re enthusiastic to be back again, I simply cannot wait to get to the university and get to know some of the young players there and start out to assistance initiate transform and just aid bring again greatness to USC.”

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In 2006, a year after Bush still left the Trojans for the NFL, reviews surfaced that the functioning again experienced acquired impermissible gifts though at USC. Agent Lake Lloyd sued the Bush household in 2007 for allegedly not repaying above $290,000 truly worth of presents and agreed to cooperate with the NCAA’s investigation into Bush and USC basketball star O.J. Mayo. In 2010, the NCAA declared sanctions from the USC soccer method just after identifying that Bush experienced gained items from Lake. USC was necessary to vacate 14 wins in between 2004 and 2005, which includes the 2004 BCS countrywide championship. The Trojans also had to forfeit 30 scholarships over a a few-year interval and were handed a bowl ban for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

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In addition to all those penalties, USC formally slice ties with Bush on June 10, 2010. From there, Bush’s marriage with the university was in no way the similar. The university rid alone of all the murals and tributes to the managing back again around campus. USC also returned its duplicate of Bush’s Heisman Trophy. In September of 2010, Bush voluntarily relinquished his Heisman Trophy.

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In spite of the sanctions forcing USC to scrub his identify from the method and file books, the legend of No. 5 remained with USC lovers and the college football globe. Bush still stays one particular of the very best college soccer has ever noticed. For the duration of his Heisman-successful time, the working again amassed 2,2218 total yards from scrimmage and scored 18 blended touchdowns. During his a few-year occupation as a Trojan, Bush rushed for 3,169 yards, had 1,301 receiving yards and scored 38 touchdowns.