Reggie Bush Rips ESPN For Using ‘Bogus Headline’ On Pay For Student Atheles
Former NFL star, Reggie Bush, 35, is calling out ESPN for use of his name in an article he claims he never was asked approval for. In a recent interview with Playboy, Reggie Bush dished on his football future and on college sports as athletes are now allowed to use their name, image, and likeness for income. He tells the magazine when asked about a coaching position,
“Nope, no coaching for me. Maybe I’d take a front-office position, but I’m not trying to go back and coach. I would like to help people, but I’d rather just pop in for guidance. Guidance is the one thing that young athletes coming through the college system miss out on so much. I missed out on it. They’re about to start paying college athletes. This is something that has never been experienced before, and it’s going to destroy some people if their foundation is not in the right place.”
The Former Heisman trophy winner took to Twitter on Monday (May 25th), to address his disapproval of ESPN’s feature when he said, “it’s going to destroy some people.” The headline in question reads,
“Reggie Bush says paying college athletes will ‘destroy some people.'”
Bush then called the publication’s news “bogus” in a tweet.
“Dear ESPN Please take this story down, I did not speak to you, I never gave you approval to write this story, this is not what I said nor the context I said it in, and your trying to use my name with this bogus headline for clickbait. Let’s not allow this to happen again…”
He later adds how the article isn’t a good look for the network, alluding that the story is false. He wrote,
“Make sure the story is true first before you post it Dicky V I love you but this ain’t a good look for ESPN”
Reggie Bush was a two-time All-American running back during his tenor at USC and helped the Trojans win back-to-back national titles in 2003 and 2004. He won the Heisman as a junior in 2005 but decided to forfeit the award in 2010 after the NCAA concluded that Bush and his family had improperly accepted cash and gifts from sports agents, Lake Lloyd while he was playing for USC.
Lloyd sued the Bush family in 2007 for allegedly not repaying over $290,000 worth of gifts, and Lake agreed to cooperate with the NCAA’s investigation into Bush. The former USC standout retired from football in 2017 after an 11-year NFL career. Bush currently works with Fox Sports as a college football analyst and cohosts a pregame show with the likes of Matt Leinart.
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