USC Will Return Reggie Bush's Heisman Trophy

As USC moves on from the scandal-marred Pete Carroll era, they're completely cleaning house and erasing the past. Indeed, aside from bringing in a new AD, USC will reportedly return Reggie Bush's Heisman trophy to the Heisman trust, according to Bryan Fischer of Rivals.com.

Beyond giving back Bush's hardware, USC will efface all institutional memory of Bush and former hardcourt one-and-doner O.J. Mayo, per the memo from incoming school president C.L. Max Nikias that also introduced new AD Joe Haden. From the memo:

The Trojan family honors and respects the USC sporting careers of those persons whose actions did not compromise their athletic program or the opportunities of future USC student-athletes. Accordingly, I have instructed the senior vice president for administration to remove athletic jerseys and murals displayed in recognition of O.J. Mayo and Reggie Bush by mid-August -- before the incoming class of students moves on campus -- from Heritage Hall, the Galen Center and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The university also will return Mr. Bush's 2005 Heisman Trophy to the Heisman Trophy Trust in August.

Check out SB Nation's USC blog, Conquest Chronicles for more on Reggie Bush and USC's efforts to clean up the program.

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