Reggie Bush seems to be doing a lot of media lately.
In a podcast with former NFL running back Arian Foster, Bush talked at length about his NCAA case, which is interesting. But if you expect him to take responsibility, keep waiting.
Here is an example where Bush tried to rationalize taking money while at USC:
“I was just told don’t take money from boosters. OK, I didn’t do that. The guy who I took money from was my boy. I had known him for 8 years. The way I was explained the rules you have to have known the person for 4 years or more. This guy was a family friend.”
This seems like a stretch given how intelligent Bush is and how USC’s compliance dept. stressed these things, but anyways . . .
Bush said he learned who his real friends were:
“The people at the university bailed on me. Coaches bailed on me.”
Bush talked about the toll of the case on his family:
“My parents ended up getting divorced over it. I felt like it was my fault.”
Bush said he was depressed and “turned to alcohol and prescription pills” during his first three years in New Orleans dealing with injuries and not having family around.
Bush also said after everything he went through, “We’re going to make a movie (about it).”
The podcast is worth watching below, although again, don’t expect contrition.