2011 NFL Draft Results: Reggie Bush Tweets Goodbye as Saints Draft Mark Ingram
You don't expect a Heisman Trophy winner to fall into your lap in the deep 20s of the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
That's just what happened with the New Orleans Saints and they pounced on 2009 trophy winner Mark Ingram.
This wasn't a freefall. Ingram was seen as the first running back worthy of being taken but was seen as a mid teens pick at best. He slipped if anything.
And as he did, another formerly celebrated collegiate star took the pick as a signal of his exit from New Orleans.
When my friends told me about Reggie Bush's tweet, I thought they were kidding. It felt more like a sarcasic comment from a pundit than something a pro athlete would put out into the Twittersphere.
But there it was:
What, just because they took another running back?
It was a weak and pathetic thing for Bush to do. He hasn't been the star so many in New Orleans hoped, mostly because he couldn't stay healthy and couldn't find consistency.
Still, is that really how you want to leave town, Reggie?
He's lost Kim Kardashian. He's lost his buzz factor. And now, he's apparently lost his class.
You got your ring, Reggie. But you didn't earn it. Your ride there wasn't fun for the Saints fan. It was an exhausting wait for substance to finally outpace style.
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