NCAA Upholds Penalties For USC Assistant In Reggie Bush Case

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has upheld its punishment for former Southern California assistant Todd McNair for his role in the Reggie Bush case.

The Division I Infractions Appeals Committee announced its decision Friday.

McNair was punished for what the NCAA claimed was his role in the scandal surrounding the Heisman Trophy-winning tailback. USC was hit with a two-year bowl ban and severe scholarship restrictions, and McNair was prohibited from contacting recruits.

McNair was an assistant to former coach Pete Carroll for six seasons, and the NCAA claimed McNair knew about some of the gifts lavished on Bush’s family by two aspiring sports marketers hoping to land Bush as a client.

McNair said the committee used false statements and faulty evidence against him.

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One Comment

  1. ILLEGALS says:

    So the 2 guilty suspects are off the team & the NCAA still punish the entire 2010, 2011, & 2012 players for having NOTHING to do with this USC Scandal since 2005/2006 season?

  2. ILLEGALS says:

    USC serving their 2nd year Bowl Ban, 30 scholarship reduction in 3 years, 10 starting next season.

    Back then, ESPN did a poll of which NFL teams can USC beat, now it’s which High School team can beat USC.

  3. bdj says:

    It is unfortunate that the innocent must suffer for the faults of the guilty, but ( I assume ) the two guilty parties referred to are Pete Carroll and Reggie Bush, are no longer under NCAA authority. The NCAA might plead their case to the NFL, but even if the could, what possible good could that do?

  4. Robert Longdon says:

    Why do you think Carroll left so fast? They (USC) are cheaters and they got caught. It’s amazing that players still want to go play there when they are not gong to be able to win anything. Too bad!!

    1. Ed Rooney says:

      WOW what an intelligent generalization.
      Nothing you say from now on has any credibility, but thanks for playing along, you tool.

    2. Saber 1 says:

      Why can’t people just follow the rules. So you go through a building year, Pete skipped town just in time.

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