Six years after allegedly paying Reggie Bush a small fortune to play football and occasionally go to class in Southern California, the USC Trojans finally faced the mighty hand of NCAA justice this morning. Coincidentally, Rutgers University will have one less team to worry about on their march to the 2011 National Championship.
As punishment for their controversial (but lucrative) signing bonus package, the Trojans received a two-year postseason ban, loss of scholarships and the possibility of vacating their 2004 National Championship. (You’re welcome, Mr. Stoops.)
Bush may also be forced to hand over his Heisman to Vince Young in a WWF-style ceremony with Adrian Peterson as the special guest referee/witness.
The news comes just months after Pete Carroll decided to leave the program to pursue a job in the NFL, where it is, in fact, legal to pay players.
On the positive side, it looks like the Washington Huskies just improved their 2004 conference record to 1-7 with a forfeit win over USC.
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