I speak often of media manipulation, where the media subtly convinces you of something that isn’t necessarily true. They don’t tell you it isn’t true, but the way the story is reported it makes you believe what they want you to believe.
What USC is doing is “fan manipulation”.
They want you to think they have stripped Reggie Bush’s Heisman Trophy, but to be honest that is a lie.
Most people don’t know that the Heisman isn’t an award that the NCAA hands out.
It is a private award from the Downtown Athletic Club and the Heisman Trust.
Those individuals have no ties to the NCAA.
So the truth of the matter is, the NCAA nor USC can “take” Reggie Bush’s Heisman only the Heisman Trust can make that decision.
What happens is the Heisman Trust gives the school a replica Heisman to display in their trophy case while the real Heisman goes to the player.
In essence what USC gave back was fake platinum chain while Reggie Bush still owns the real one.
USC is trying to get public opinion on their side and throw all the blame on Reggie Bush.
But if they really wanted to eliminate everything Reggie Bush ever done for the university they would take an accountant of all the money he has made them and give it to charity, but don’t hold your breath waiting on that to happen.
It is my job to make sure that you the fan, aren’t manipulated. So make sure you don’t let USC lie to you, like they lied to the NCAA about not knowing what was going on with their program.