Reggie Bush enjoying the lockout: “Vacation, rest, relaxing”

AP

Saints running back Reggie Bush isn’t sweating the lockout. In fact, he’s enjoying not sweating at all.

Bush posted messages on his Facebook and Twitter accounts Monday evening saying that he’s thankful for the time off the lockout has given him, as opposed to having to endure the hard work of organized team activities and minicamps.

“Everybody complaining about the lockout! Shoot I’m making the most of it! Vacation, rest, relaxing, appearances here and there! I’m good!” Bush wrote. “Right about now we would be slaving in 100 degree heat, practicing twice a day, while putting our bodies at risk for nothing.”

After that, hundreds of fans lit into Bush, sending him Facebook and Twitter messages telling him he should suck it up and work hard because he’s a professional athlete making millions of dollars — especially considering that, after the Saints drafted Mark Ingram, Bush himself acknowledged that he’s going to be looking for a new team as soon as the lockout ends.

However, after seeing some of the intense criticism that came his way, Bush responded that he had just been joking around.

“FYI last tweet was a joke! Relax people damn it’s called sense of humor! Cry me a river why don’t you,” Bush wrote.

Clearly, many of Bush’s 1.4 million Facebook fans and 1.6 million Twitter followers have a different sense of humor than he does.

61 responses to “Reggie Bush enjoying the lockout: “Vacation, rest, relaxing”

  1. I’m sure his words went over real well with the lawyers representing the players in the lawsuit, especially since the stay has yet to be ruled on. It’s hard to see “irreparable harm” when players are dumb enough to make these kinds of comments. I doubt the “just kidding” kind of reply will work very well.

  2. Seriously, how does this not harm the players’ claim that the lockout is detrimental to their careers? Or are we already beyond that argument? #CantKeepUp

  3. I think it was truthful, I mean, he’s just so mediocre more often than not…

  4. I’m so cool I follow Reggie Bush on twitter so I can bash him to feel better about my own pathetic life.

  5. After that, hundreds of fans lit into Bush, sending him Facebook and Twitter messages telling him he should suck it up and work hard because he’s a professional athlete making millions of dollars

    Bush isn’t making anything right now.

  6. It’s comments like this that just make me sick…I hope these players get taken out to the woodshed on this next deal…

  7. Yes, nobody feels sorry for him in the very least. Real football players should be pissed they aren’t out doing 2-a-days working to get better with their team right now. Real football players miss the game and miss the work to hone their craft. You had 4 months off when you’re team got bounced from the playoffs by the seahawks.

  8. Cowherd said it best: For athletes, Twitter is a massive financial risk with minimal return.

  9. it is that same work ethic that has made him niche player and not a perennial pro bowler

  10. Look at some of the comments that were replyed to Bush’s tweets and try and figure out wtf some of those tools are trying to say….Lets just say spelling and the basics of the english language arent their strong points..

  11. I wouldn’t follow that loser to a free buffet. His “sense of humor” is an insult to people that have to scrap for money every day. He is an insecure little twit and an embarrassment to grown men around the world.

  12. So I guess he isn’t apart of Brees’ most wonderful, most awesome player organized workout. I hope I get a couple of articles about it like the Dez/Cowboys articles!

  13. For a guy who is probably going to have to find a new job, he’s not exactly playing up his strong work ethic, joking or not. New Orleans is likely going to offer him a situational role at a very low situational salary, which he’s going to want to refuse, but I don’t see too many other teams lining up to pay him a whole lot so long as he’s twittering that he’s happy to not have to be running drills. Maybe pittsburgh — they seem okay with RBs who don’t think before the blog.

  14. 3 million followers for this 3rd down scat back, pfffft, give me Ingram, Thomas, hell, give me Ivory at 500K a season over this guy!

  15. egls7 says:May 9, 2011 9:10 PM

    Speak for yourself, reggie
    ———————————————————-
    Hey Mike – It’s Alex. Can you wire me some more money?

  16. They’re all enjoying their vacation. Their all hoping the lockout doesn’t end until the last week of August.

  17. oh yes and the owners are these big bad evil business tycoons. The only people that I’ve heard complain about the lockout and treat it like it’s a bad thing are the fans and the owners. the players seem to be loving every minute of it.

  18. Minimum salary – those are the 2 words that come to mind when I think of Reggie. He is a return specialist that will get hurt no later than week 6.

    I was sitting about 10 rows up right in front ot the spot on the field where he went down this year. It was a solid hit, but I couldn’t belive the way that he folded like a cheap card table in a stiff Candlestick wind.

  19. There really ought to be an investigation into the colleges that these guys graduate from.I honestly don’t believe that kids like Reggie Bush are smart enough to have made the grade.In order to graduate, you need to have, or need to develop a certain work ethic and set of values that this kid doesn’t have.Reggie gave up working hard the day that Mike Ditka drafted him.Goodnight, Reggie.

  20. It looks like he’s been in a “lockout” ever since he entered into the league!!!

    Maybe if he weren’t on “vacation” (whether it was with Kim or not) he’d actually rush for 1,000 yards!!!!

    It’s only 62.5 yards per game!!!

  21. When are these idiots going to learn that every time they open their mouths (or their tweeting fingers) and say stupid things like that the owners are going to use it against them in court?

  22. “After that, hundreds of fans lit into Bush, sending him Facebook and Twitter messages telling him he should suck it up and work hard because he’s a professional athlete making millions of dollars.”
    —————–
    Yes, we want them to go out and entertain us with their bodies and athleticism. Then we also feel it’s our job to tell them what to do in their private lives because we pay for them to entertain us. We have become an increasingly selfish society and folks like PFT are the benefactors of such jealousy and selfishness.

    Seriously, is this what the NFL have become?

  23. This is not the attitude of someone with a burning desire to be great. It sounds more like someone that wants to be a star, but lacks the desire, mental toughness, and self discipline for greatness. When it is all said and done, Reggie Bush will be considered a bust.

    Note to NFL players: You do not need a twitter account. It will only get you in trouble.

  24. Reggie, you have been STEALING money from the Saints for the last couple years, that’s why your ass is gettin cut…….that’s a great attitude to have for a guy who will be jobless as soon as th lockout is over…….you are one of the ALL-TIME biggest busts, that was such an easy prediction to make, I pegged it from day 1…..you were the #2 overall pick and have done NOTHING

  25. As a Houston fan, I always enjoy the fact that Mario Williams scored his first career touchdown before Reggie Bush scored his. I love it.

  26. What is not reported in this article, that if you read a few tweets later that reggie was indeed working hard! He was training with Jay Glazer with MMA workouts….another attempt by the media to cause trouble when there isnt any

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