Reggie Bush Receives Improper Benefits While At USC
After a magnificent career at the University of Southern California, in which he would go on to win the Heisman Trophy and be a central part of two National Championship teams, running back Reggie Bush became the #2 overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.
But that same year, reports began emerging that Bush’s family may have received “kickbacks” from USC as part of the school’s effort to recruit him there. The case was eventually settled in 2010, with the NCAA ruling that Bush had received numerous gifts from sports agent Lloyd Lake. That disqualified Bush from his amateur status, resulting in the NCAA banning USC from bowl games for two years, vacating a bunch of wins by USC, and stripping Bush of his Heisman Trophy award.