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    Bush and family apparently accepted more than $100,000 from marketing agents

    Full article can be read here, but here's a snippet...

    An eight-month Yahoo! Sports investigation has revealed that Heisman Trophy-winning running back Reggie Bush and his family appear to have accepted financial benefits worth more than $100,000 from marketing agents while Bush was playing at the University of Southern California.

    The benefits, which could lead to NCAA sanctions for USC and retroactively cost Bush his college eligibility and Heisman, were supplied by two groups attempting to woo Bush as a client. Current Bush marketing agent Mike Ornstein and one of Ornstein's employees were involved. So were Michael Michaels and Lloyd Lake, who attempted to launch an agency called New Era Sports & Entertainment, pursuing Bush as their first client.

    Bush declined comment to Yahoo! Sports, and Ornstein denied any wrongdoing on his and Bush's behalf.

    But documents and on-the-record interviews with sources close to the situation reveal that Bush and his family appear to have received financial benefits from Ornstein and a business associate.
    Seems like a lot of it is hotel rooms and transportation, but some allegations include having thousands of dollars of debt taken care of as well as $50,000+ in rent-fee living in a rather expensive private home.

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    Re: Bush and family apparently accepted more than $100,000 from marketing agents

    Wow, this thing is really growing legs. Lots of evidence, lots of tangible money trails and more than a few people ready to sing. If this becomes a worse case scenario, USC could be in deep trouble, as they should. If they knew what was going on they're obviously culpable and if they didn't, they're grossly negligent. How bizarre would it be if they actually lost their BCS Championship?

    If Bush is stripped of his Heisman, would it go to Vince Young? This could be bad news for his endorsement deals too. Yikes!


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