USC could be in
trouble after Reggie Bush allegations
If allegations that former
college RB Reggie Bush had received gifts prove true, USC could
football team of University of Southern California may be forced
to forfeit games and more, if allegations against their former
running back Reggie Bush prove true in court. As reported, a
lawsuit has been filed in Superior Court by sports agent Lloyd
Lake yesterday, accusing Reggie Bush and his family of accepting
almost $300,000 in cash, gifts and other benefits, which they
accepted between 2004-2006, while Reggie Bush played at USC.
According to court papers, the family was having hard time
financially and Lloyd Lake with partner Michael Michaels
provided them with financial assistance. Michaels reached a
settlement last year with Reggie Bush.
Those allegations would have never been
brought up, but Reggie Bush, currently playing his second year
at the New Orleans Saints, signed with a different agent. Those
allegations first came to light two years ago and the NCAA and
Pac-10 have launched their own internal investigation of the
matter. If they prove true, USC could be forced to forfeit games
during the time Reggie Bush was with the USC football team, and
he could also lose his Heisman Trophy. And if it turns out that
the coaches knew about the benefits Reggie Bush was receiving,
the school could face even more sanctions. According to Yahoo,
Lloyd Lake will meet with NCAA investigators to provide them
with evidence of the benefits received by Bush.
Reggie Bush has repeatedly denied any
wrongdoing in his dealings with the sports agent.