What goes around comes around when it pertains to Bush losing his Heisman

WASHINGTON - AUGUST 09: New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush participates in a reception for the 2010 National Football League Super Bowl champions at the White House August 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Saints, lead by head coach Sean Payton, finished the 2009-2010 season with a winning record of 13-3 and defeated the Indianapolis Colts to take the championship. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Imagine you’re in a store and while you were shopping, someone decides to steal something and run out the door. Security then blocks all exits, takes down everyone’s information and then bans those people that were shopping at the time from the store for the next two years.

Meanwhile, the person that stole the item not only avoids punishment, but he or she winds up hitting the lottery for $52 million a couple of months later.

Is it fair that the people in the store that didn’t steal anything got punished for one person breaking the law, even though their only connection with the criminal was that they attended the same store? And is it fair that the one person who stole something not only got off scot-free but also cashed in later?

Any reasonable person would probably answer “no” to the above scenario, which is why I don’t feel the least bit sorry for Reggie Bush that the Downtown Athletic Club is expected to strip him from his 2005 Heisman Trophy. (It’s important to note that Bush hasn’t been stripped of his Heisman yet.)

Obviously my shopping analogy isn’t the best fit because Bush never stole anything, but you get the point. Bush broke the rules and the current USC players had to pay for them. Meanwhile, Bush avoids any kind of punishment and not only that, but he also receives a $52 million contract from the Saints on top of it.

But now it appears that he will lose something in all this, as karma has returned (she always does) to bite him in the ass. Granted, he still has millions of dollars and a Super Bowl ring, but he would be the first player in the 75-year history of the award to have his Heisman taken away from him.

Think about that for a second: in 75 years, the award has never been stripped from anyone. He would be the first…and only.

Talk about shame and utter embarrassment.

This is another example of how life usually balances out. The current USC players didn’t deserve to have a two-year bowl ban placed on them, but they were about the only people that didn’t get what they deserved here. Because I fully believe that someone in that USC football program knew about what was going on with Bush and decided to bury his head in the sand and ignore the situation. So they had wins taken away from the program and also received a two-year bowl ban.

Bush and his family took gifts when they weren’t supposed to and now it looks like he’s going to get what he deserves too, in that his Heisman will be stripped.

Pete Carroll (you’re telling me he didn’t know that his star player was receiving improper gifts?) is the last one still running, but something tells me karma is going to catch up to him at some point, too.

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