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My name is Jesse Clark.
For those of you that do not know me, I write in stream on behalf of the Unwrapped Sports Network, and I thought it would be fun to start a little.
Siri's here on recapping some of the biggest sports scandals in sports history, and there are plenty to choose from.
So I thought that we could kind of make this Ah, little fun exercise and, uh, you know, especially with no riel sports going on right now, it kind of just gives us an opportunity to look to the past and revisit some history and some exciting times in both the college sports world and the professional sports world.
So today I posted a Twitter poll to most of, uh, my followers and the voting came back too.
Discuss the USC and Reggie Bush scandal.
Now, for those of you do not know Reggie Bush in 2005 won the Heisman Trophy, one of them or incredible seasons we've ever witnessed in the college sports world and one of the Maur impressive overall seasons in general and careers in general from a college football perspective.
So I just want to go through his 2005 year and show you just how special he was.
He had 200 attempts rushing in 13 games, 1700 yards rushing, almost 500 yards receiving as well.
So he had, you know, about 2200 total yards and 16 touchdowns rushing in two touchdowns, receiving so 18 in total touchdowns in 13 games.
And you know, he just ripped off these huge highlight reel plays, which made it even more fun and exciting tow watch.
So definitely one of the best college athletes to ever play.
And so that is why you know, often a lot of these big scandals that come up, you know, the reason that they become big deals is because these guys are on the top level of their game and you know, Justus high as they go, the fall comes, you know, even greater.
And that is what makes some of these scandals pretty exciting.
Now, to recap the fall here, let's talk about what got him into trouble.
And you know what ultimately ended up happening.
So like I said, he won the Heisman Trophy in 2005.
And as you see in this article here, he they stripped him of his Heisman trophy because this is what he did.
And now I don't think this is that big of a deal, especially I'm gonna make a bold prediction.
I I predict in the next 5 to 10 years we have a drastic change in college sports where they're starting to pay these athletes a little bit of money.
You know, these these college universities just make so much money off these guys, and they are not able to profit at all.
They're not ableto have jobs.
It's against the rules because, you know, they can prevent bribes and everything else that happens with agencies and everything.
You know, when they're you know, these athletes, ultimately when they're at the top of the game, have a pretty good opportunity to move on to the next level.
And therefore they constantly are being, you know, bribed and manipulated by these agents and other members to where they can pump money, give them gifts under the table and a bunch of secretive stuff.
So I predict that the insane boy will change that ruling here in the next 5 to 10 years.
But as it is now, the reason he got in trouble was because both he and OJ Mayo played around the same time as well.
Had D'oh ultimately forfeit their amateur stats by accepting gifts from agents in advance of them going pro.
So while they were in college, they accepted these gifts.
Apparently, you know, the women's tennis team was also cited in the report, which seems kind of odd because women's tennis doesn't make a whole lot of money for the university.
So that's odd that they would be involved in this.
But you know, this got investigated.
It took a few years.
Even this didn't get, didn't progress until about 10 4011 and then both USC and Reggie Bush had to give up the Heisman Trophy.
And, you know, the school even got further punishment as well as part of the sanctions.
USC and the NCWO agreed that you know some of the harshest penalties, you know, known ended up coming down, which they were forced to vacate the final two winds of their national championship season in 2004 and then all of the winds in 2005 which was that year that he won the Heisman Trophy.
So it was also banned from bowl games in the 2010 and 2011 season, and they were taken away.
30 scholarships over, you know, a three year period.
And then the basketball team had to give up all of its winds as well.
During the time that O.
Mayo played and they had to sit out postseason play, they couldn't point in the March Madness tournament, much like every team this year.
Unfortunately, and so you know, this became this huge scandal because Reggie Bush is a very popular player, very, you know, well thought out.
Thought of ended up going on to the NFL and having a decent career in the NFL as well.
Didn't have you know, live up to those expectations that we thought, As you know, we saw that electric play in college, but nonetheless, you know, tons and tons of punishments and sanctions came down and there were criticisms both ways.
You know, Like I said, this has been a hot button issue and college sports all together.
And there have been quite a few people that think that the NC double is taking advantage of these kids, not allowing them to profit off of their likability and in Jersey sales and everything else that all these college teams are profiting from with bringing these guys that at school.
So, you know, it has been a few years now, almost skosh, man time flies.
I cannot believe it's almost been 10 years since all this stuff happened.
This that that is mind boggling.
To me, that is almost more surprising than anything else I've discussed.
But all in all, you know, one of the biggest college scandals in sports, and it just so happened to be one of the bigger names in a Heisman Trophy winner.
And so tons of accolades were taken away and punishment to the school.
And, honestly, USC hasn't been the same since Pete Carroll left the school.
He moved down to the NFL.
The head coach highly thought out.
Thought of head coach, you know, highly accomplished head coach moved on to the NFL, and ever since he left, there's been a void at USC.
And ever since these sanctions have come, they took away these scholarships that just have it been ableto replicate that magic that they had in the early two thousands.
Which what? You know, they had a heck of a run.
So this scandal really set them back as a program in general and could be attributed to some of the failures that they've had of late.
So, like I said, all in all, pretty interesting stuff there and one that I can remember vividly as I was, you know, in college at the time.
And so something I look back on and had some fun memories of him playing and then some crazy memories of all this, you know, news, coming out with the taking the bribes and accepting gifts from agents.
So that pretty much sums up the Reggie Bush and USC scandal.
We're going to continue this Siri's, though you know, there are tons and tons of topics, you know, the O. J.
You know, we have the SM you death penalty.
We have a few other professional scandals like the Tiger Woods scandal.
The Pete Rose betting scandal.
Uh, you know, the list goes on and on, so make sure you're tuning in this week, we'll be touching on this as a group.
I believe several of us are going to be discussing these topics and kind of splitting it up, so make sure you're tuning in tow.
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