Bush Gives up the Rock?

adidas miCoach Reggie Bush

Image by adifansnet via Flickr

Since the beginning of Reggie Bush‘s professional football team there’s been this minor impending lawsuit hanging over him. You know the one where the executive director of the Heisman Trophy Trust chooses whether or not to strip him of his Heisman Trophy, making him the first ever to be stripped of this college football honor? Yup, that’s the one.

The interesting thing about this New Orleans Saint by way of University of Southern California is that he has been in this battle about his illegal activities, dating back to the end of 2004 and the 2005 season, making him ineligible for those seasons and thus unable to have earned the Heisman trophy is that in the meantime he has collected a slew of other trophies.  There may be a slight ring of dust left on the shelf that once held his Heisman but it’s sure to be quickly replaced.

Let’s take a look at the trophies he’s collected since leaving USC and entering the NFL:

1. January 12, 2006 Reggie Bush declares for the NFL draft.  He chose to forgo his senior year of football and enter the NFL draft at which point he was picked up by the New Orleans Saints surprising everyone by going as a 2nd round draft pick, not the first round draft pick everyone thought he would be.

2. April 26, 2006 Bush signed with Adidas to promote their athletic gear and eventually launch their line of cleats.

3. At the start of the 2006 season Reebok received over 15, 00 orders for Bush’s newly minted #25 jersey and donated all the proceeds to the Victims for Hurricane Katrina.

4. Bush is 2nd to Peyton Manning in endorsement deals. Everyone wants a little piece of his rebellious, yet gorgeous self. Subway, Pepsi, General Motors and Adidas. One might be asking Subway, what happened to Jared? Reggie, that’s what.

5. 2007 Reggie Bush becomes the poster boy for Ciara’s video “Like a Boy” and gladly let Ciara turn that boy into a man, inducting him into the media scrutiny of his personal life, opening a door that has been open ever since.

6. At the 2007 ESPY Awards Bush begins dating Kim Kardashian. They were either introduced by Matt Leinart or by Paris Hilton, no one was sober long enough to remember for sure.

7. Nominated for BET’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2007.

8. September 28, 2009 Bush begins dating Kim Kardashian.

9. Nominated for BET”s Male Athlete of the Year in 2009.

10. A 2010 issue of Essence Magazine features a shirtless Reggie Bush covering the topic of Black Men, Love and Relationships- even though he’s only ever been in non-Black relationships. But I mean, hey, he brings the Black to the relationship right? Naturally he would be the expert on the topic.

11. February 7, 2010 Reggie Bush won his first Superbowl Championship with a 31-17 win over the Indy Colts in Miami.

12. Rumors begin that Reggie Bush falls down on one knee with a little prompting from the Kardashian mafia, I mean family, and pledges to change Kim’s last name to Bush.

So you see, the Bush is full of Rocks! Giving up that one to a minor indiscretion shouldn’t be too much of a problem. I just hope it’s not the beginning of a pattern…

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