Reggie Bush: NCAA, Heisman Trust Unwilling to Reinstate Trophy, Records

Mitchell Layton/Getty ImagesAlthough the NCAA has approved student-athletes to be able to use their names, images, and likeness, it will not reverse its actions against Reggie Bush, former USC star.Bush won the Heisman trophy in 2005. However, his records were vacated after it was discovered that he had received improper benefits from the school. He also lost the Heisman Trophy.According to TMZ Sports, the 36-year old said he tried to clear his record based on new names, images, and likeness rules but it didn't work."Over the past few months, my team has reached out to The NCAA and The Heisman Trust on numerous occasions to inquire about the reinstatement of college records and the return my Heisman."We left numerous messages for Michael Comerford the President of Heisman Trust, but instead we received a call by Rob Whalen, Executive Director. He stated that Mr. Comerford wouldn't be calling us back, and that they couldn't help us.According to reports, the NCAA offered no help.Although Bush broke NCAA rules, he said that he was desperate to get money. The current NIL rules would have been a big difference.Bruce Feldman, of The Athletic, stated that Bush would have greatly appreciated $25,000 more. It wasn't just a slight change. It would have made it a lot easier to manage stress when you're trying to figure out what I am going to eat.Some are calling for the NCAA's repeal of old punishments, such as Jay Bilas from ESPN.Bush earned his individual honors for his performance on the field. He finished 2005 with 2,218 yards of scrimmage and 672 yards more in the return game. There were 19 touchdowns. Bush was a vital part of the Trojans' 12-0 record before the upset loss to Texas at the Rose Bowl.Bush stated to TMZ, "It is my strong belief I won the Heisman trophy solely' because of my hard work on the football field. It is also my firm belief in the reinstatement of my records."