After four years of investigations, it’s finally come to an end. The NCAA dealt out the penalties surrounding the allegations of former USC players Reggie Bush and O.J. Mayo.
USC is being slapped with a two-year bowl game ban and the loss of more than 20 football scholarships. They also must forfeit the wins from at least the 2004 season. Bush could also be stripped of his 2005 Heisman award.
In March 2006, the NCAA began investigations when rumors began spreading that Bush’s family had lived in a San Diego home owned by a marketer who planned to represent Bush when he went pro.
Despite the sanctions, USC is a solid program and there’s no doubt they’ll try to rise above it and continue their reign. Let’s take a look at how they can.