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Reggie Bush to File Defamation Lawsuit Against NCAA Over Character Attack

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Former NFL running back Reggie Bush is taking legal action against the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) for defamation of character. Bush’s decision to sue comes in response to a statement issued by the NCAA in 2021, which raised the possibility of restoring his records and participation due to changes in name, image, and likeness rules. His legal team from McCathern, PLLC has confirmed his intentions to file the lawsuit.

The defamation lawsuit centers on the NCAA’s alleged malicious attack on Bush’s reputation through a statement that the law firm described as “completely false and highly offensive.” The statement, released on July 28, 2021, implied that due to Bush’s previous involvement in a ‘pay-for-play arrangement,’ the NCAA would not consider reinstating his vacated collegiate records from 2010. This situation led to Bush’s unprecedented return of his Heisman Trophy.

The law firm’s statement explained the extent of the damage caused by the false statement: “Within less than a day, this false statement was republished by no less than 20 different media organizations and circulated to readers around the world.”

To address the matter, Reggie Bush has planned a press conference to discuss the lawsuit. The event is set to take place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where he will provide further details about his legal action against the NCAA. The lawsuit aims to rectify the alleged harm to Bush’s reputation resulting from the statement made by the college sports governing body.

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Dana Sterling-Editor

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