Selection reported Wednesday a brand new documentary about former soccer operating again Reggie Bush and his involvement within the USC scandal is within the making.
Within the unique, Selection says Bush “is able to inform his facet of the story” and that the movie “will have a look at Bush’s position in main USC to a number of nationwide championships, in addition to the scandal that overshadowed that legacy.”
Bush was a key piece to USC’s success within the early 2000s and gained the Heisman Trophy in 2005 earlier than being drafted No. 2 total by the New Orleans Saints in 2006. Not lengthy after, allegations surfaced that Bush’s household obtained upwards of $300,000 price of additional incentives whereas he performed at Southern California, together with a home in San Diego. Bush, who denied the allegations at first, needed to give again the Heisman and forfeit his school report.
USC was closely sanctioned and compelled to vacate all video games Bush performed in, together with the 2005 Orange Bowl victory that gained them a nationwide title.
The documentary is the newest step Bush is taking to clear his identify. With the NCAA’s new pointers concerning student-athletes receiving incentives for his or her “identify, picture, and likeness,” Bush additionally not too long ago requested for his Heisman again.
“In any case these years I’m lastly prepared to inform my story,” Bush instructed Selection. “I hope this might help drive change with the subsequent technology of student-athletes. We’re making some progress, however there’s nonetheless an extended solution to go.”
The yet-to-be-named documentary shall be directed by Kirk Fraser of “ESPN 30 for 30″ fame, and produced by Consider Leisure Group, which produced Kobe Bryant’s Oscar-winning “Pricey Basketball.” Bush can also be anticipated to function an government producer on the mission.
“Offering Reggie with the chance to inform his story, in his phrases and reclaim his legacy is a parable higher than this one man,” Fraser stated in a press release to Selection. “The guts of this story will discover one of the notorious controversies in school soccer historical past and reveal the continuing contentious tradition inside collegiate sports activities.”