Former USC running back Reggie Bush is at the Pac-12 championship game
Reggie Bush is at Levi’s Stadium for the Pac-12 Championship game and he has visited with Trojans players.
Bush, who plays for the San Francisco 49ers, was part of the Pac-12 Networks All-Century team that was announced this week. Bush suffered a season-ending knee injury on Nov. 1 when he slipped on concrete at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
The Pac-12 Networks invited him to participate in the pregame ceremony that will honor members of the All-Century team, including former Trojans safety Ronnie Lott, chosen defensive player of the century, and former Stanford quarterback John Elway, offensive player of the century.
“We are honoring all of these players, including Reggie, based on their performance...,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said. “Reggie made the cut.
“We’re not really making a political statement one way or another here. We want to honor those that were the most significant, that had the most impact in terms of their performance. What that means to the NCAA and USC is outside our view. “
Several former Trojans players have already reacted to Bush’s presence on social media.
Bush won the Heisman Trophy at USC in 2005 but later forfeited the award in the aftermath of an NCAA investigation and sanctions that centered on Bush and his family for accepting what were determined to be “extra benefits” from would-be agents.
As part of the sanctions, USC was ordered to permanently disassociate from Bush. The school removed all images of Bush from campus and the Coliseum and his Heisman Trophy was removed from Heritage Hall.
The Pac-12 championship game is a conference event.
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