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{September 15, 2010}   Reggie Bush Forfeits Heisman Trophy

Reggie Bush has forfeited his Heisman Trophy before a committee could decide whether or not the New Orleans Saints running back should be stripped of the award.

 Bush was deemed ineligble by the NCAA for the 2005 season due to gifts he received while a student at USC.  The Heisman Trust was to meet later this month, reportedly to decide whether or not to strip him of the award.

Bush released the following statement through the New Orleans Saints:

One of the greatest honors of my life was winning the Heisman Trophy in 2005. For me, it was a dream come true.

But I know that the Heisman is not mine alone. Far from it. I know that my victory was made possible by the discipline and hard work of my teammates, the steady guidance of my coaches, the inspiration of the fans, and the unconditional love of my family and friends. And I know that any young man fortunate enough to win the Heisman enters into a family of sorts. Each individual carries the legacy of the award and each one is entrusted with its good name.

It is for these reasons that I have made the difficult decision to forfeit my title as Heisman winner of 2005. The persistent media speculation regarding allegations dating back to my years at USC has been both painful and distracting. In no way should the storm around these allegations reflect in any way on the dignity of this award, nor on any other institutions or individuals. Nor should it distract from outstanding performances and hard-earned achievements either in the past, present or future.

For the rest of my days, I will continue to strive to demonstrate through my actions and words that I was deserving of the confidence placed in me by the Heisman Trophy Trust. I would like to begin in this effort by turning a negative situation into a positive one by working with the Trustees to establish an educational program which will assist student-athletes and their families avoid some of the mistakes that I made. I am determined to view this event as an opportunity to help others and to advance the values and mission of the Heisman Trophy Trust.

I will forever appreciate the honor bestowed upon me as a winner of the Heisman. While this decision is heart-breaking, I find solace in knowing that the award was made possible by the support and love of so many. Those are gifts that can never be taken away.

He also made these comments on Twitter:

Just want to thank everyone for their support throughout this tough time. This has been a hard decision for me today but I feel it’s right.

I hope that kids and upcoming youth can look at me and use this story as an example and learning tool. Challenges are a part of life.

But the key is to never allow your faults or mistakes to define you, yet use them as an opportunity to mature and grow to become better!

Now that this is behind me I look forward to the future and winning more awards and championships here in New Orleans! Who Dat!

Do you think Bush should have given back his Heisman Trophy?


Tiger Woods people sent the following statement to MediaTakeOut.com:

“The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta.

“The major championships have always been a special focus in my career and, as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be, even though it’s been a while since I last played.

“I have undergone almost two months of inpatient therapy and I am continuing my treatment. Although I’m returning to competition, I still have a lot of work to do in my personal life.

“When I finally got into a position to think about competitive golf again, it became apparent to me that the Masters would be the earliest I could play. I called both Joe Lewis and Arnold Palmer and expressed my regrets for not attending the Tavistock Cup and the Arnold Palmer Invitational. I again want to thank them both for their support and their understanding. Those are fantastic tournaments and I look forward to competing in them again.

“I would also like to thank the Augusta National members and staff for their support. I have deep appreciation for everything that they do to create a wonderful event for the benefit of the game.”

IDK…what do you think…Is it too soon for Tiger to get back in the game?

{February 19, 2010}   Tiger Woods Apology Speech

What do you think of Tiger’s speech? Was he sincere or was it just a photo op?

The Knicks Nate Robinson made history. The final dunk for the 5-foot-9 Robinson came when he threw the ball off the backboard, grabbed it and turned midair for a two-handed backward slam.

{February 12, 2010}   Reggie and Kim Not Engaged?

Its been rumored that Reggie would propose to Kim if  the Saints won the Super Bowl.

Kim and Khloe sat down with “The View” co-host Joy Behar on her very own CNN show. Watch this clip to find out what Kim has to say about the rumors.

{February 8, 2010}   SUPERBOWL XLIV: Commercials

2010 SuperBowl commercials: My favorite part of the SuperBowl. If you missed out or just want to see your favs all over again, you can watch ’em right here:

This one is my favorite so far…Keep your hands off my momma…LOL

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{January 31, 2010}   NBA Dunks of the Week

Derrick Rose posterizes Goran Dragic in the top spot this week.  

What was your favorite dunk?

What is the Wizards next play in dealing with the Gilbert Arenas gun scandal?

Arenas was suspended Wednesday for the rest of the season, but he still has four years left in his six-year contract. So will the Wizards try to void the contract based on the morals clause or will they allow Arenas to come back next season?

“It’s going to be extremely difficult,” said one Eastern Conference team president. “In all player contracts, you have these clauses that can void it. But there are also a lot of protections in the contracts for the players. The contracts almost protect the employee better than the team.”

Friday Arenas pled guilty to felony gun charges and will be sentenced on March 26.

The charges stem from a locker room incident between Arenas and his teammate Javaris Crittenton. The two men got in an argument over a card game on the team plane two days before. Allegedly, Crittenton said he should shoot Arenas in his left knee, which had been surgically repaired, sources stated. Then Arenas placed four unloaded guns in a chair next to Crittenton’s locker with a note that said “pick one”. Crittenton also brought his gun in the locker room and was suspended, as well.
We will just have to wait until Arenas’ sentencing to see what the Wizards next move will be.
What do you think: Should the Wizards void Gilbert Arenas’ contract?

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