The NCAA was the real cheater, not Bush. For decades, the NCAA perpetrated something close to a crime, defrauding Bush and other college athletes of their name, image and likeness rights, only to invert the morals of the situation and brand the young champion the criminal for accepting what he merely was entitled to. Give the Heisman back. It’s stolen property.
“I never cheated this game,” Bush tweeted last summer when he launched a campaign to recover his trophy from the NCAA and the Heisman Trust. “That was what they wanted you to believe about me.”
That’s an excellent point. In my one time being selected as a juror, the defendant accepted a plea deal to do 7yrs in prison right before the trial was set to begin. The judge pulled us in the courtroom to give us the plea agreement news and all the extra details about the case that we didn’t get during the jury selection process. It turned out if we had found him guilty, we would’ve had to sentence him based on being a 3-time felon which would’ve been an automatic 25yrs in prison. The irony was, at least one of those previous felonies wasn’t even a felony any more, just a misdemeanor. But that didn’t matter though since it was a felony at the time. After learning that, I was happy he took the plea deal.