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Reggie Bush Releases Statement

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Current New Orleans Saints and former USC running back Reggie Bush released a statement regarding the NCAA sanctions on USC.

I have a great love for the University of Southern California and I very much regret the turn that this matter has taken, not only for USC, but for the fans and players. I am disappointed by [Thursday's] decision and disagree with the NCAA's findings. If the University decides to appeal, I will continue to cooperate with the NCAA and USC, as I did during the investigation. In the meantime, I will continue to focus on making a positive impact for the University and for the community where I live.

The NCAA investigation stemmed from Bush's mom, brother and stepfather living in a San Diego area house owned by a potential marketer rent free. Bush has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing although he did not face the NCAA infractions committee hearing in February.

The NCAA will officially release their findings and sanctions later this afternoon. It is expected that USC will face a two-year postseason ban, a loss of 20 scholarships, a restriction of contact with recruits and forfeiture of wins including the BCS National Championship in the 2004 season.