Sworn testimony doesn't jibe with Reggie
Because a lot of USC fans read this blog, and they have trouble following difficult issues, I'm going to break this story down as simply as possible. Get ready to connect the dots.
On Dan Patrick's radio show today, it was revealed that there is sworn testimony that would lead one to believe Reggie Bush did know about the house in San Diego. New Era is the sports agency that casino man Michael Michaels (owner of the house Reggie's mom had been living in for the past year) and Lloyd Lake founded last year. In a trial involving Lloyd Lake, Lake was quoted as saying, "I had a sports agency that we had formed, and we had a guy in, Winston Justice, from USC. . . . Reggie Bush came into town. And at that time he was going to go out with us." You can read more specifics at ProFootball Talk.
So let's follow this line. Michaels and Lloyd establish a sports agency. They buy a $757,000 house in San Diego. New Era talks with Reggie (and fellow USC OL Winston Justice). Mrs. Griffin, Reggie's mom, engraves her name in the wet cement while the house is still being built (late 2004/early 2005). Lloyd testifies in a court that he had made a deal with Reggie Bush. Yahoo Sports reporter investigates the story. Reggie's mom moves out. Reggie denies knowing anything about this at all. And the rest is history. Reggie has at least one supporter outside of southern Cal.
"Reggie did not have relations with that man, Michael Michaels."
(Thanks to TTechRaider10 for editing the image of the Fall of Troy)