Former Ohio State running back Archie Griffin, who defies the odds year after year as remaining the only two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy, has registered his opinion about whether former USC star Reggie Bush should give back his 2005 trophy.
Let him keep it, Archie says.
On a Sirius XM show today, Griffin told host Gary Williams:
“Personally, I look at it that Reggie Bush won the Heisman out on the field. He was in college at the time at USC, he was playing against college competition, and the voters voted for him to win the Heisman Trophy. And it would be, I think, devastating to take it away after having won it right there out on the field.
“And I know there are some things that went on at Southern Cal, or at least seem to have gone on, but at the same time we’re talking about a college player playing against college competition, not against professional competition or even high school competition. So it was a college competition and that’s what the award is, it’s a college award. …
“My feeling is that during that season Reggie Bush played college football and he won it as a college football player and he got the vote. And, to me, that should stand.”
So maybe when the Heisman Trust gets together to discuss whether it’ll recall Bush’s trophy, Griffin can register two votes against it.