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Reggie Bush is rightfully back at USC

The “disassociation” penalty is gone for the former Trojan star

University Of Southern California Trojans Football

Somethings just go together. Peanut butter and jelly, a beer at a baseball game, or Joe Montana on the 49ers. In this case its Reggie Bush back with the University of Southern California.

After a NCAA-mandated disassociation 10-year ban ended the former Trojan is free to come out of the shadows and return to USC.

Dr. Carol Folt officially welcomed Reggie Bush back to the university in a letter to the former Trojan star.

“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,” Dr. Carol Folt said in the letter.

Bush is one of the most exciting, electrifying players to ever play college football in the modern era. I saw Bush play twice in person and he was one of the very players that made me stand up every time he touched ball. Reggie Bush was constant threat to break off a huge run at any moment. His somersaults into the end zone were things of beauty and athleticism that amazed even the casual college football fan.

This is a day that Reggie Bush has been eagerly anticipating for 10 years.

“I’ve dreamed of this day for 10-plus years and I’m excited to come home.” Bush said in a statement.

Bush hasn’t been able to associate with USC since investigators found that he received improper benefits during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. The investigators also penalized USC for a lack of institutional control and slapped the Trojan program with harsh penalties due to Bush accepting those illegal benefits. Reggie Bush also had his Heisman Trophy taken away in addition to the other penalties.

In the end, Bush is back with USC and that is all that matters to him and the school.