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Vince Young's mom: leave Reggie Bush alone

Posted on: September 8, 2010 3:26 pm
Edited on: September 8, 2010 3:28 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

The Dallas Morning News caught up with Vince Young's mother recently, and despite (refuted) reports that Reggie Bush is set to lose his 2005 Heisman Trophy, neither she nor her son are interested in Young receiving the award ex post facto:

"We're not interested in having no honor and no glory out of somebody else they are trying to tear down, no," Felicia Young said. "They did not give Vincent the Heisman when he was there, even though I know that my son, he was the one who should have had the Heisman, but God didn't see it that way. He gave it to Reggie Bush."

"I know that my son is not thinking about the Heisman because God blessed him with even more than just that piece of wood," Felicia Young said. "He blessed him with the National Championship."

"Leave (Reggie Bush) alone because his stats and his ability and everything that he did as a human being in playing football he did wonderful.

"I say to Reggie Bush today 'you keep your head up.' "

This is a wise stance for the Young family to take. Whether Young deserved the award or not, awarding it to Young five years after the fact on account of shady off-field business is the absolute wrong way to go about it. The ceremony happened, it's done, and reversing the decision would be just as unseemly as whatever Bush did to provide for his family.

Further, taking away Heisman Trophies is a road the Heisman Trust probably doesn't want to go down. After all, the probability that none of the previously named Heisman winners received improper gifts is, frankly, disturbingly slim. And the last thing the most hallowed trophy in collegiate athletics needs is a history littered with revocations.

Comments

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2010 3:10 pm
 

Vince Young's mom: leave Reggie Bush alone

Foogoo,

B/c dumb**....  Vince Young would be the one to recieve it by default if the Heismann Committee decided to do so.  Vince has said he woulnt accept (and good for him) but it's going to be a topic of dicussion b/c he was the runner up. 




Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2010 11:54 am
 

Vince Young's mom: leave Reggie Bush alone

After all, the probability that none of the previously named Heisman winners received improper gifts is, frankly, disturbingly slim.
That may or may not be true, but the question is about his eligibility, not him receiving improper gifts like other Heisman winners.  If nothing he did on the field counts, how does he win and/or keep the award if the NCAA is going to say that basically his time playing for USC never really happened?



Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2010 11:18 am
 

Vince Young's mom: leave Reggie Bush alone

I think Vince Young's mom shows a lot of class here.



Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: September 8, 2010 3:50 pm
 

Vince Young's mom: leave Reggie Bush alone

Sorry, meant to say "Vince Young's mother's" expert opinion



Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: September 8, 2010 3:50 pm
 

Vince Young's mom: leave Reggie Bush alone

Why the heck should we give a rats behind what Vince Young's "expert opinion" on the issue is?  Let's go ahead and ask Reggie Bush's 2nd cousin's, former roommate's hair stylist what she thinks too while we're at it.  


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