Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bad Year For Bush Continues; Brawl At U.S. Open & Possible Assault Charges

Bush Having Tough Year; Thomas Better Fantasy Option?

According to numerous Internet report, New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush is being stripped of his Heisman trophy.

Yahoo! Sports reported Tuesday that Bush will become the first player in the 75-year history of the award to have the trophy taken back. The news outlet said the honor for the 2005 season will stay vacant (sorry Vince Young).

The NCAA ruled in June that Bush committed several violations while a member of the Trojans, including receiving gifts, cash and other benefits. He was retroactively ruled ineligible for part of the 2004 season and all of the 2005 - the year he won the Heisman.

As a result Bush's violations, the NCAA hit USC's football program with a two-year postseason ban, reduced scholarships for football and men's basketball and put the school on probation through June 2014. USC is awaiting on the decision by the Bowl Championship Series on whether its 2004 national title will be vacated.

Tough year for the running back. First his relationship with Kim Kardashian ends, then he gets some bad press over a blowup with Kardashian at wedding (at this point, they were Miles apart) and now this.

If this any indication of things to come, maybe it's best to go with Pierre Thomas in your fantasy football pool.

Brawl at U.S. Open

No love here.

Things got a bit out of hand at Arthur Ashe Stadium when a fight broke out in the stands between a young man, a woman and the woman's father at the U.S. Open. In a nutshell, the young man was swearing a lot, a woman asked him to stop, he said he wouldn't, she slapped him in the face, he didn't do anything and then her father went after him. Watch the video here.

Everyone was taken away in handcuffs but no one was arrested. All 3 have been banned from attending any tennis matches in Flushing Meadows for three years.

Apparently, they are each filing civil harassment lawsuits.

Now that there is video of the incident available, it is not out of the question that criminal charges (assault and battery) could be filed against all 3 fans.

The U.S. Open could also be worried. They could be dragged into a civil lawsuit if it is alleged that it did not provide adequate security. As you can see in the video, the argument went seemingly longer than a Kanye West surprise visit at the Grammys.

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