Friday, April 28, 2006

NoPete USC: 2004 Championship to be stripped?

Kiss that Heisman goodbye. That's for sure. People had been wondering why Reggie's mom didn't provide those canceled checks for renting the $757,000 house. Lo and behold, shocking news broke today. Despite desperate USC attempts to show that Reggie's mom, a security guard, could and did afford living in the luxurious San Diego home, it has come out today through Yahoo! Sports that Reggie owes $54,000 for rent and another $250,000 for other gifts. Bush continues to deny all wrong doing, saying, "I know for a fact that everything is fine and this is all blown out of proportion."

The biggest part of this story, however, is that the lawyer of agent Michael Michaels alleges that Michaels became involved with the Bush family after LaMar Griffin and Lloyd Lake sought to establish New Era Sports & Entertainment – with Reggie Bush as a future client – in November 2004, prior to the Trojans winning that season's national championship. If true it would be probable that the NCAA strips USC of its only national championship since 1978. If that happens Auburn, Oklahoma, or no team could be named the 2004 champion.

Did agent Michael Michaels help pay for the crystal, Pete?

In other news, ESPN continues to portray Reggie as the victim throughout this story. If you have followed this story, ESPN has gone from failing to report the story for an entire day, giving Reggie a free pass on an interview, and continually stating that USC had no connection to this. Today, ESPN has come out with vicious language against the man who says Reggie and family stole tens of thousands of dollars from him. Instead of using language like "Man wants payment for his goods" ESPN ran the headline "Sources: Agent Attempts to Extort Reggie Bush." They have used the NFL's term and said Reggie is the "victim of threats." We all know why the NFL and ESPN are defending Reggie and attacking the possible real victims here: Reggie will make them lots more money with a clean image than with a dirty one.


At 7:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think for a team claiming to be a dynasty they would win at least ONE championship since the 70's!!!!!

At 8:17 AM, Anonymous omnisbud said...

The FACT remains that when they started accepting illegal payments/gifts, Reggie Bush became an ineligible player. USC should forfeit all games of which Bush was a part since his mother and stepfather accepted the first dollar/gift. PERIOD.

Those are the rules. Does it happen other places? YES. It mainly become a matter of not getting caught. BUT, once you're caught the penalties are clear.

As far as Reggie not knowing -- did he not realize where his parents were living? HE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN.

While you can't say the same thing about USC and Pete Carroll, that should only affect any future sanction/punishment. I don't think that the team should be punished any more than how EVERY team is/should be punished for using an ineligible player, i.e., loss of those game in which he participated.

At 9:26 AM, Anonymous YOUNeedtogetoutmore said...


At 10:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is one better all time college football team than usc; Notre Dame. usc is the team of the 70's and the team of the 00's. Do you have any heisman winners? Do you have any recognized pro's? Why do you keep deleting my posts? can you not handle the truth?

At 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

team of the 00's LOL!

1 national championship before sanctions....after NCAA gets done, you'll have a losing record for the 00's!

April 28, 2006, Los Angeles.

"After allegations that the Wonderlic test is racially biased and is not an accurate measure of a football player's intelligence, the NFL has decided to revise the questions to more accurately reflect the nature of the people entering the draft.

Some of the new questions are as follows:

Is it OK to live rent free in a brand new house that a potential agent bought for you for a year as an amateur athlete?

Is it OK to sexually assault women?

Is it OK to take recruits to a former player's restaurant where he serves $200 meals for free and promises many more?

Unsurprisingly, the entire USC team failed the practice exam."

At 10:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neither NC will be stripped. There is no such thing as an NCAA football championship. I doubt the BCS or the AP would or could do so. Remember Oklahoma in 17974? On probation but they won the AP anyway. Keep dreaming little Stevie and Chrissy.

At 11:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neither? LOL.

There's only one to be stripped (2004) and the BCS and NCAA are close partners. Now that there is a centralized proclaimer of championships, it's not that unlikely that the USC championship will be no longer.

At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You corndogs are too stupid anyway. USC won two but neither will be stripped. "Centralized proclaimer of championships"--what the hell? Get some self-esteem outside of football, loser.

At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...




USC = cheaters.
You can't have professionals on your team.

At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, NCAA rules state that all games played with an ineligible player must be forfitted. So those of you who doubt that the NC might be stripped should something come of this, are delisional. OF course, there is always the case the NCAA turns a blind eye. If they do so in this case, then they are saying anything goes!

At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LoU, I can't stand you or what you say, but I give you credit for calling this one. You were the first to break it. Get a life and get into journalism. You're wasting your talent and smarts here.

At 2:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you name a college football team that has had more success this decade?

At 2:45 PM, Anonymous Brenden said...


At 2:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess beating up your commomlaw wife for food stamps got boring. Go cook up some more crank in your meth lab. Looks like pa needs to change the password on the ole 'puter.

At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was funny, and I live in Louisiana.


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