Tonight HBO's Real Sports Investigates Reggie Bush Controversy
Tonight's episode of HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel," will investigate the Reggie Bush controversy. This segment will include an interview with Lloyd Lake, the man who claims to have given Bush $291,600 in cash, living arrangements and other benefits while he was playing at USC.
If these allegations are true, Bush may be stripped of his Heisman Trophy which he won in 2005 as a Junior and the Trojans' may be forced to give up all of their wins in the 2004 and 2005 seasons including their 2004 National Championship. Aside from affecting USC's past, the outcome of the investigation may also have a great impact on the Trojans' future.
Presently, however this story doesn't seem to be as significant as one would expect. Here in LA where we eat, sleep and breathe All Things Trojan, it seems to be a big story. The rest of the country, however, seems to care more about Reggie's love life than his involvement with Lloyd Lake. Let's face it though; Lake doesn't have the curves of Kim Kardashian so it's tough to compete with her.
While Lake may lack the photogenic frame that gets love from TMZ, he does however have a checkered past similar to many celebs who can be found in the rags. In an interview with USA Today, which was buried on page 6C of Friday's paper, Lake is "described by his attorney as having been 'affiliated' with the Emerald Hills Blood Gang, has been arrested seven times, spent several years in jail and is characterized as a career offender in a U.S. District Court Southern District of California presentence report..."
This rap sheet could be one of the reasons why the Bush controversy has not garnered the national attention one would expect. In a "he said, he said" situation as this one, it's hard to take the side of the convicted felon.