Trust: Reggie Bush decision not likely
NEW YORK -- The Heisman Trophy Trust is expected to hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, but there has been no indication from the group about whether a decision on Reggie Bush and the 2005 award is coming soon.
Heisman spokesman Tim Henning said Monday the eight-member trust had no plans to make any announcements at this time.
Yahoo! Sports, citing unidentified sources, reported last week that the former USC running back is expected to be stripped of the Heisman by the end of the month. The report also said the award would be left vacant.
The Heisman Trust denied the report, saying no decision had been made.
During a Monday morning interview with Hannah Storm on ESPN's SportsCenter, Vince Young, the runner-up in the 2005 Heisman voting, said he wouldn't turn down the trophy if it is stripped from Bush.
"I definitely want it, I definitely want it,'' said Young, who guided Texas to the national championship. "But he won it fair and square definitely, and it's much respect to Reggie, man. He had a great career and he's already won a Super Bowl before me. I'm already mad about that.
"But at the same time I am definitely happy for him, man, and he is definitely the Heisman Trophy winner for that year. But if they send it over to me I am not going to say no to it," Young said.
The NCAA found major violations in USC's football program and ruled Bush ineligible for 2005 for accepting improper benefits.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.