It is a great day for USC and an even greater day for Reggie Bush.
After 10 years of NCAA-mandated exile, Reggie Bush is finally free to return to USC.
On the final day of Bush’s decade-long disassociation ban, the university formally welcomed one of the most electrifying playmakers in college football history back to its campus in a letter from USC president Dr. Carol Folt on Wednesday.
“I am pleased to inform you that all restrictions and prohibitions on your involvement in our athletics program are officially removed and you will be afforded the privileges and courtesies extended to all Trojan football alumni,” the letter read.
“I’ve dreamed of this day for 10-plus years,” Bush said in a statement, “and I’m excited to come home.”
Bush isn’t the only USC athlete destined to return after a decade away. The university also announced that former Trojan basketball player O.J. Mayo, who was also barred from campus by the NCAA, also will be welcome to return.
Neither has been allowed to associate with USC since 2010, when NCAA investigators cited USC for a lack of institutional control and slapped the university with stiff sanctions after finding that Bush accepted improper benefits during the football program’s storied run from 2004 to 2005.