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Reggie Bush: “Sometimes you write things or say things that you wish you shouldn’t have”

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Reggie Bush has been in the news of late for his reaction to the drafting of Mark Ingram and how much Bush has been enjoying the lockout. Now he feels that he may have said too much.

“Obviously sometimes you write things or say things that you wish you shouldn’t have. I probably shouldn’t have written that ,” Bush said via Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, specifically in reference to Bush’s tweet after Ingram was drafted.

(Bush wrote at the time “Its been fun New Orleans.”  For the last time, he wasn’t writing about the Hornets.)

Bush spoke Saturday at his annual youth football camp at Tulane University.   He said that “first and foremost” he wants to stay in New Orleans.

“I don’t know how much [Ingram] impacts my decision because we haven’t come to the table yet, we haven’t sat down yet,” Bush said, adding Ingram will be a great player for the Saints. “Of course things can be shared [in a backfield].  If anybody know about sharing it’s me – I’ve been doing it my whole career. So I welcome him with open arms.”

That sounds great, but what else can Bush say at this point?  The reality is that he’s going to have to take a massive paycut and the Saints no longer have a great need for him.  (Don’t forget Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory are there too.)  A renegotiation that keeps both sides happy will be tough to pull off.

There was a Yahoo! article that came out soon after the draft indicating Bush and the Saints were very likely to part ways.

There’s little reason to think anything has changed.

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37 Responses to “Reggie Bush: “Sometimes you write things or say things that you wish you shouldn’t have””
  1. skoobyfl says: May 14, 2011 2:13 PM

    Now that Ingram is there, you & your way overpaid salary can take a permanent vacation.

  2. hobartbaker says: May 14, 2011 2:21 PM

    They could form a power and speed back pairing. Except they could be called “Massive Steriod Overload and Sleazy Quick Change Artist” instead of “Thunder and Lightning”. Which is pretty cliched in any case.

  3. innerlign says: May 14, 2011 2:22 PM

    Such a non-story. I can’t believe you are still writing about this.

  4. scra22 says: May 14, 2011 2:24 PM

    So, Reggie is saying on record, for at least the SECOND time, that he wants to stay in New Orleans and that he is willing to negotiate his contract. Jason Cole’s (nameless source) story says that Reggie does NOT want to be in New Orleans and does NOT want to take a paycut.

    I am definitely looking forward to finding out if Reggie is a liar or if Jason Cole is just full of it.

  5. 49erphilosopher says: May 14, 2011 2:32 PM

    Ok so this guy has a USC education yet he can’t handle simple sentence structure?

    “Sometimes you write things or say things that you wish you shouldn’t have”

    You sound really intelligent Reggie….why is it all the NFL college players can’t speak or write proper english yet they often went to the best schools in the nation?

  6. TheRealist says: May 14, 2011 2:41 PM

    Sometimes you take money you wish you didn’t take.

  7. ravensfan4life52 says: May 14, 2011 2:43 PM

    ok look he said he was enjoying the lockout. yeah it means that i’m gonna side with the owners more than i did before, but let it go writers and shut up Bush. no one cares. it doesn’t matter. move on.

  8. anthonioustheprettygood says: May 14, 2011 2:43 PM

    shhhh…. listen……do you hear that? thats the sound of backpedalling……

  9. ravensfan4life52 says: May 14, 2011 2:43 PM

    and so what if he thinks he’s leaving new Orleans that doesn’t matter either. i’m tired of reading about this guy.

  10. usmutts says: May 14, 2011 2:51 PM

    Dear Reggie:

    Don’t listen to people like skoobyfl (above) who don’t have your interest in mind.

    Your legacy, which will be incredibly important to you someday, will rise of fall with the number of super bowl rings you have, not with any other factor. You can be an integral part of the Saints efforts to get there again…and again. And if you, and the Saints, do that you will known forever.

    The Saints’ 2011 draft, especially Ingram, can help you get that. Embrace it. H

  11. chadmurdigan says: May 14, 2011 2:56 PM

    Perhaps it would be helpful if there some kind of minimal requirements for intelligence and foresight for NFL players before they’re given Twitter accounts.

    I get so tired of all the “apologies” for Twitter messages by these guys. If you haven’t thought through the ramifications of what you’re twitting, you have no business on Twitter.

  12. gobills716 says: May 14, 2011 3:04 PM

    Reggie, yes sometimes you say things you regret, but when your write something (or tweet), you have the opportunity to collect your thoughts, read what you have written and then press ‘submit’.

  13. luckynumberlucas says: May 14, 2011 3:12 PM

    49erphilosopher says:
    May 14, 2011 2:32 PM
    Ok so this guy has a USC education yet he can’t handle simple sentence structure?

    “Sometimes you write things or say things that you wish you shouldn’t have”

    You sound really intelligent Reggie….why is it all the NFL college players can’t speak or write proper english yet they often went to the best schools in the nation?
    ———
    Hmm.

    That is an interview, I am pretty sure some things were taken out of context.

    And I am also pretty sure, that in 24h some 99% of all people do make at least one grammatical mistake.

    No offense, but you didn’t get all your punctuation marks right…

    Does this give Reggie the right to criticize you?

  14. ottograham says: May 14, 2011 3:16 PM

    Reggie Bush has confirmed the ignorance and simple mindedness that NFL players clearly possess. Noone cares Mr. Bush especially when you tweet things in a way that is gramatically ass backwards. Here’s another amusing anecdote. I paint at the Heinz lofts on the northside of Pittsburgh where one Casey Hampton lives. this winner decides to not pay his rent for five monthes. Manager calls him to the office to square it away. Wann know his excuse? This former Texas Longhorn doesn’t know how to write a check. 99% of these professional athletes are plum dumb. Lock em out I can live without their antics.

  15. cambodianbreastmilk says: May 14, 2011 3:28 PM

    He wants to stay in New Orleans for two reasons:

    1.) Nobody else in the league is going to pay him the same kind of money that USC & NO kicked down.

    And..

    2.) He doesn’t want to end up playing in a city that has a poor team which can’t win more then 5gms a year.

  16. nolanorth says: May 14, 2011 3:30 PM

    1. I am a true long standing Saints fan
    2. I would be crushed if we let him go.

    He is a good football player period. He is not the guy from USC but he is still a good football player.

    Reporters that blog are not reporters they are just clowns that stir up conflict to get hits on their page that’s it. His second set of comments to me did not make it sound like he wants to leave, just that he’s happy he is not in OTA’s.

    I am starting to think the bloggers are more diva’s and douches then the players, and that says a lot!!

  17. stixzidinia says: May 14, 2011 3:33 PM

    Don’t apologize to these clowns, Reggie. The NFL opted out of the CBA and locked you out. No reason you shouldn’t enjoy your off time and less than all these hypocrites should enjoy theirs.

    As for these players’ contracts….it’s called supply and demand. Elite players are in short supply, and they are the only reason people watch the NFL. Without these players the NFL goes under literally overnight. If you don’t believe that then try researching the ratings/attendance numbers from 1987 when the NFL tried using less talented scrubs.

  18. scytherius says: May 14, 2011 3:43 PM

    Welcome to life.

  19. denverhighrize says: May 14, 2011 3:53 PM

    If the NFL had an award for biggest narcissist I think Mr. Bush would get it. Of course five years later they’d have to take it away for breaking the rules.

  20. scra22 says: May 14, 2011 3:53 PM

    49erphilosopher says: May 14, 2011 2:32 PM

    Ok so this guy has a USC education yet he can’t handle simple sentence structure?

    “Sometimes you write things or say things that you wish you shouldn’t have”
    ====

    I watched a video clip of his comments and he was kind of stumbling over his words. Just because someone isn’t the best speaker in an interview situation doesn’t mean they are unintelligent.

  21. frankvzappa says: May 14, 2011 3:58 PM

    and sometimes you take hundreds of thousands of dollars that you shouldnt have

  22. jethro007 says: May 14, 2011 4:07 PM

    Using the analogy “Measure twice, cut once.”, it might be a good idea for players like Bush to employ a twitter editor, after all it would just be another member of the entourage.

  23. d3murf says: May 14, 2011 4:21 PM

    @49erphilosopher Really dude? How come Nerd after Nerd feels the need to try to insult some Famous fotball payers intelligence? These dudes are making money playing a “GAME”. Imagine that Nerd Man! Being able to take care of 2-3 generations of family off of playing a game! Get out of here worrying about Grammatical errors and Sentence Structures. Go Choke on your Pocket Protector…

  24. graham wieja says: May 14, 2011 4:38 PM

    the texans look smarter and smarter every day… yes charley casserly, that’s the only “atta boy” you’ll ever get

  25. knightringonow says: May 14, 2011 4:47 PM

    @usmutts says:

    no sir. Reggie Bush’s legacy is that he’s the only player to have give back a Heisman. Suck on that, the both of ya.

  26. pleasantsurpriselefty says: May 14, 2011 5:26 PM

    Maybe the NFLPA (or whatever they are) should hire a number of vetters to monitor the players and what they are about to say and give advice like, “you are not really that stupid, are you?” On second thought they would be worked to death and it’s more fun listening to the verbally challenged.

  27. goawayeverybody says: May 14, 2011 6:45 PM

    We all say things we regret. However, not all of us have like 200,000 followers on Twitter.

  28. tjrubleysaudible says: May 14, 2011 8:18 PM

    It’s ok, Yogi Berra is probably pretty proud of you, Reggie.

  29. axespray says: May 14, 2011 8:35 PM

    “sometimes, you draft players not named MARIO WILLIAMS, or draft guys that you wish you shouldn’t have….”

    - Saints GM.

  30. goforthanddie says: May 14, 2011 8:41 PM

    anthonioustheprettygood says: May 14, 2011 2:43 PM

    shhhh…. listen……do you hear that? thats the sound of backpedalling……

    I thought it was the sound of no one caring :-\

  31. philtration says: May 14, 2011 9:11 PM

    Sometimes you date a Kardashian sister and then you have to see a doctor.

  32. 8man says: May 14, 2011 10:17 PM

    Why I’m not on Facebook or Twitter.

    I’m just dumb enough to type and post something I’d regret and not be able to take back.

  33. 504in860 says: May 14, 2011 11:50 PM

    axespray says: May 14, 2011 8:35 PM

    “sometimes, you draft players not named MARIO WILLIAMS, or draft guys that you wish you shouldn’t have….”

    - Saints GM.
    ——————————————————

    Funny…because the Saints would’ve drafted AJ Hawk had they not drafted Bush.

  34. 504in860 says: May 14, 2011 11:51 PM

    graham wieja says: May 14, 2011 4:38 PM

    the texans look smarter and smarter every day… yes charley casserly, that’s the only “atta boy” you’ll ever get
    ————————————————-

    Zero playoff appearances and a crappy defense. Atta boy.

  35. thefiesty1 says: May 14, 2011 11:53 PM

    Sometimes you should think before opening your mouth.

  36. descendency says: May 15, 2011 12:52 AM

    “Kim, your butt IS too big.”

  37. backuppunter says: May 15, 2011 1:23 AM

    Dear NFL players,

    please cancel all twitter accounts. people are stupid and they will over react anything you tweet into a huge huge problem.

    and Reggie you were lucky in so many ways. you were the last running back to be drafted as if running back was the most important position on the roster. I hope you have enjoyed being overpayed and have saved some of your money. i still think you are awsome and fun to watch and would make a great addition to any team out there.

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