Reggie Bush Forfeits Heisman

He’s giving it back – Reggie Bush says he is forfeiting his Heisman Trophy.

The New Orleans Saints’ running back released a statement today saying he would give back the award that he won in 2005 while he was at Southern California. It’s the first time college football’s top award was returned by a recipient.

“While this decision is heart-breaking, I find solace in knowing that the award was made possible by the support and love of so many,” Bush said. “Those are gifts that can never be taken away.”

USC was hit with heavy sanctions by the NCAA this summer after it determined Bush had received improper benefits. The NCAA ruled that Bush was ineligible for the 2005 season, which opened the possibility that the Heisman Trophy Trust would take back the award.

One of the few guidelines given to Heisman Trophy voters is that a player must be in compliance with NCAA rules to be eligible for the trophy.

The eight-member Heisman Trophy Trust, based in New York, had said it would have to consider what to do about Bush, who won in a landslide vote over Texas quarterback Vince Young.

There was no immediate word from the Heisman Trust if the award would be vacated or given to Young.

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