Category: football


After years of investigation and scandal surrounding the Reggie Bush and O.J. Mayo eras at the school, the University of Southern California has chosen to return Bush’s 2005 Heisman Trophy as well as other memorabilia from the 2 stars:

The Trojan family honors and respects the USC sporting careers of those persons whose actions did not compromise their athletic program or the opportunities of future USC student-athletes. Accordingly, I have instructed the senior vice president for administration to remove athletic jerseys and murals displayed in recognition of O.J. Mayo and Reggie Bush by mid-August — before the incoming class of students moves on campus — from Heritage Hall, the Galen Center and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The university also will return Mr. Bush’s 2005 Heisman Trophy to the Heisman Trophy Trust in August.

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ESPN.com is reporting that Giants’ 3rd round draft pick and former LSU star Chad Jones has been involved in a car crash and is listed in critical condition.

According to New Orleans’ CBS affiliate WWL-TV, Jones, 21, suffered “a fractured left leg and had arteries and nerves exposed.” The station reports that Jones was listed in critical condition and was in surgery at 10:15 a.m. The accident has been reported to have occurred between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Jones was well known in collegiate sports and was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 13th round coming out of high school. He played outfield and reliever for the LSU Tigers’ nationally ranked baseball team as well as safety for the football team. He is one of only 2 players in NCAA history to win collegiate championships for both Football and Baseball.

Dallas Police have released video of Tennessee Titan QB Vince Young in a back room altercation at a strip club over the weekend. While the cause of the fight has not been released, reports suggest that Young was extremely cooperative with authorities and could face a fine of up to $500.

While the fight is not expected to draw punishment from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, it does come as a surprise to some who followed Young’s personal struggles off the field over the last 2 seasons.

After 5 seasons as Notre Dame’s head football coach, Charlie Weis has been fired. Leaving the New England Patriots coaching staff to take over in South Bend, Weis’s team finished with record of 35-27 during his tenure.

Weis had six years remaining on his contract and it is believed that his buyout package could be worth some $18 million.

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3 freshman, including standout Safety Janzen Jackson and receiver Nu’Keese Richardson, were arrested last night in an attempted robbery. ESPN.com reports:

“According to a Knoxville City Police report, the arrests stemmed from an attempted robbery outside a convenience store near campus. A powered pellet gun was recovered in the players’ car after they were stopped by police near the Gibbs Hall dormitory on campus, where the Vols’ freshman football players live.”

Lane Kiffin’s tenure as Tennessee’s head coach hasn’t been an easy one, particularly with Nu’Kesse whom Florida head coach Urban Meyer accused Kiffin of illegally contacting during the signing period.


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