Reggie Bush Gives Up Heisman Trophy

Reggie Bush announced today that he would forfeit his Heisman Trophy.

The former University of Southern California star running back won the award in 2005. Recently, an NCAA investigation of the football program revealed major violations, which put Bush’s trophy at risk.

Members of the Heisman Trophy Trust had planned to discuss today whether Bush would be the first player in 75 years to relinquish his title.

Bush took to twitter to reach out to his fans saying,

“Just want to thank everyone for their support throughout this tough time. This has been a hard decision for me today but I feel it’s right. I hope that kids and upcoming youth can look at me and use this story as an example and learning tool. Challenges are a part of life. But the key is to never allow your faults or mistakes to define you, yet use them as an opportunity to mature and grow to become better!”

Earlier this summer, ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian spoke with Ryan Seacrest about the controversy,

“I’m sure he’s going through a really hard time and knowing the type of person he is, I’m sure that he would do anything in his power to make it up to the school…and the kids playing there now who are ineligible to play in the championships.”

Despite this news, Bush continues in his fifth year with the World Champion New Orleans Saints.