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.
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.
Reality TV personality Tila Tequila has filed a lawsuit against San Diego Chargers Linebacker Shawne Merriman in relation to their September altercation – Merriman was never charged.
At the time of the fight, Tequila filed a citizen’s arrest making claims of both battery and false imprisonment against Merriman but the case was later dismissed by the San Diego District Attorney.
According to TMZ.com, “Tequila is seeking damages for assault, battery, false imprisonment and emotional distress.”
Tila Tequila files suit vs. Shawne Merriman – ESPN