Who says that college athletes don’t get paid? Because apparently Reggie Bush did pretty well for himself while at USC, considering that his parents were able to move from an apartment outside San Diego to a $757,000 house on Apple Lane. The Pac-10 says that they are investigating the Bush family home, but this is about as obvious as it gets. Michael Michaels (what kind of name is that anyway) is the registered owner of the house and has ties in the sports marketing world. If this violation holds up, USC would have to forfeit all games Bush played in while this infraction took place, although I am not sure how much good that really does, especially since they lost the only game that really mattered against Texas in the Rose Bowl.
What I don’t get about this whole thing is how something like this can go unnoticed for a whole year? Didn’t anyone go and visit Reggie Bush’s family and notice that they are suddenly living like royalty? It seems kind of hard to cover up a three-quarter of a million dollar home.
But honestly, I am really not all that surprised, considering they have a history of committing NCAA violations. And now that we know that Reggie Bush has no integrity, I wonder if this will affect his draft status? Probably not, but I can still hope that Vince somehow makes it to the Texans or Cowboys.