Rest easy: Reggie Bush’s Heisman Trophy has been located


Congratulations go out to James Varney of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, who has located Reggie Bush’s Heisman Trophy following a nationwide search.

The trophy is currently located at the San Diego Hall of Champions, although the museum said that arrangements are being made to return the trophy to the Bush family.   It’s unclear whether Reggie or someone else will get it.

The whereabouts of the trophy became a story earlier this when it was reported on the Dan Patrick Show Bush never gave back the trophy as promised. An employee at the San Diego Hall of Champions said then that Bush’s dad took the trophy, and that was the last they saw of it.

Apparently, there was some misinformation spread.  Either the Hall is covering for the Bush family now or perhaps they just wanted to keep the trophy.

Varney writes that “not everyone agrees” Bush should return the trophy, including some at the Hall of Champions.

32 responses to “Rest easy: Reggie Bush’s Heisman Trophy has been located

  1. I don’t care about this at all. At a time when the NCAA could be making droves of new fans they decide to make it painfully clear they are not capable of running their organization.

  2. Who cares. Regardless of what the actual “records” show, he will still be remembered as the best college football player (during the regular season) that year, just as USC will be remembered as the National Champions that year. This whole thing is ridiculous.

    End the lockout now.

  3. “not everyone agrees Bush should return the trophy, including some at the Hall of Champions.”

    No one’s asking the Hall of Champions. If the Club awarding the Heisman is calling it back then it has to go.

    If the Hall of Champions were part of the process this might mean something.

  4. The NCAA has about as much cred as Congressman Weiner… flaps their lips and the other his junk. Bush was ineligible….simple as that, so return the damn trophy. Last year the NCAA was the only one’s who actually thought that by postponing the Ohio State players suspensions until this year would result in them actually returning to OU to serve out their punishments. Pryor and the others never should have been allowed to play in the bowl game but then the NCAA really isn’t about fairness and enforcing it’s own rules… just wants the money.

  5. @ thejabrinisayz

    Uh dude, the year that Reggie was awarded the Heisman, USC lost the National Championship to a team that was down to a converted WR as it’s starting RB. Anyone who watched the Rose Bowl that year knows who deserved the Heisman.

  6. A question, because I do not know.

    When the Heismann is awarded, does the Downtown Athletic Club maintain ownership of the trophy?
    If so, then the award is merely a loan and the recipient never owns it and, at his death, it reverts to the Club.
    If he “owns” it, then regardless of any demands, he can do with it as he pleases, in perpetuity.

  7. I doubt some agent paying Reggie’s rent made him run any faster or break any more tackles.

    Rescinding awards for anything that isn’t performance enhancing is just stupid.

  8. How bout this….. Lets pay college athletes.. for all you skeptics hear me out.

    – We already pay for the education part at many universities through scholarships etc….

    lets assume for easy numbers that 50K is the average D1 tuition for a student. At that rate that would be 250K that is spent giving them a “scholarship”.

    Why not just give them the 50K a year to play college football(or less depending on what the school thinks they are worth but no more then the cost of tuition).

    if they want to blow it on fast cars and diamond rings let them. Then they can take out loans for college tuition like a normal student.

    Now the NCAA can stop taking trophies, championships, and suspending players/coaches.

    Why should the school give some tool a chance to goto school for free when they really don’t care about the degree its the football or basketball etc…

    Case in point: look at the Cincinnati Bearcats Grad rate for their basketball program as well as their average GPA. Its sooooooo crappy and they go to school for free.

    Give them the money and the smart kids will use it to pay the tuition.

  9. I’m glad to see the effort post-investigation is the same as the actual investigation; slow, mostly pointless, and resulting in nothing. NCAA for the win!

  10. *crossing fingers*


    Okay…back to bed.

  11. killxswitch says:
    Jun 9, 2011 11:23 AM
    I don’t care about this at all. At a time when the NCAA could be making droves of new fans they decide to make it painfully clear they are not capable of running their organization.
    This isn’t the NCAA. This story hasn’t said a thing about anything the NCAA can control. The NCAA does not award the Heisman.

    This goes for you and the others in this thread who are belittling the NCAA over this. Get it through your skulls.

  12. @bigdan7885

    “lol @ the NCAA for trying to erase memories. We don’t have that kinda technology yet.”


    Yes we do. Timothy Leary invented it in the 60s.

  13. “Nothing he took helped him win the Heisman. He was still the best player in college that year. let him keep it.”

    Except that he was not eligible to play college ball. And, everyone not blinded by the media hype of “the greatest college football team ever” knows that Vince should have won the Heisman Trophy.

  14. @1bigtex

    The Heisman Trophy is awarded to the best college football player during the year; not to the player with the best “performance” of the year, and not to the player with the “best bowl performance.” I can tell by your name that you must be a Texas/Vince Young supporter. While his performance in the Rose Bowl was no doubt extremely impressive and perhaps one of the best performances of all time, it is irrelevant to the discussion. The award is given based on the regular season, which is why I made specific mention in my post to the fact that Reggie was the best player “during the regular season.”

  15. @ thejabronisayz

    I will agree that Reggie was the best player to perform against Fresno State. Of course, Fresno State didn’t make it to the Rose Bowl. Vince had just as good a regular season as Reggie (Texas was unbeaten after all) and his folks didn’t have to move to San Diego. The facts are that we know Reggie was on the take (and not just the free rent). That makes Reggie ineligible for the Heisman (there is an “amatuer” clause mentioned). He said he would give it back. He should man up and stand by his word. BTW, Cam should keep his boxed up and ready to send back as well because it’s just a matter of time.

  16. ““lol @ the NCAA for trying to erase memories. We don’t have that kinda technology yet.”


    Yes we do. Timothy Leary invented it in the 60s.”

    That doesn’t erase memories – it only puts them through a kaleidoscope.

  17. As much as it hurts me to say this
    (as a life-long, die-hard Charger fan)

    the BIGGEST news in this story is probably
    millions of sports fans around the country
    simultaneously asking themselves:

    “San Diego has a Hall of Champions?”

  18. biggerballz says:
    Jun 9, 2011 11:33 AM
    he should be more upset he lost the kardashian trophy


    Reggies new Girl, Claudia Sampedro….. I highly doubt hes worried ab Kim anymore

  19. kevinfromphilly says:
    Jun 9, 2011 3:20 PM
    ““lol @ the NCAA for trying to erase memories. We don’t have that kinda technology yet.”

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Phillips’ Milk of Amnesia?

  20. hmm…… Inception????? Why doesn’t the NCAA just go into Reggies dreams and make him change his mind??? It worked for Leonardo De Caprio….

    Seriously though…. at the end of the day the NCAA is lying to itself if it feels that this isn’t an issue at every level of every athletic sport.

    Lets go back in time: Point Shaving, cars, boosters, etc. its always been an issue.

    Why not just get around it in a positive way? PAY THE PLAYERS!!!!!!

    and you can stop the bs stuff like cars etc. by fining or dropping sponsors. OH Mr. GM dealer you gave away free cars let me call corporate and let them know you caused them to be dropped as a College Bowl Sponsor we got Ford on the line waiting to take your spot.

  21. There were a few false alarms. The one found in a Central American jungle, holding a candle and draped in rosary beads turned out to be Tebow’s.
    The one authorities discovered in the visiting room at a maximum security institution turned out to be Mark Ingram’s. Finally, the one found near a dumpster, under a college dormitory complex, turned out to be Cam Newton’s.

  22. savocabol1 says:
    Jun 9, 2011 11:53 AM
    That young woman is Naya Rivera.

    Tim Leary was a fool and a poser. He wasted a position at West Point, was dumped by Harvard while trying to profess psychology, and for reasons I will never understand was never arrested for pedophilia.

    He claimed that there were therapeutic and spiritual benefits for the compound Lysergic acid diethylamide. LSD “happened” by Dr. Stoll and was synthesized by Dr. Hotmann in the 1930’s.

    The best chemist for this compound in the 60’s was the late Owsley Stanley. He maintained high standards but never won a Heisman or a Doak Walker for his sport.

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