He inspired players to become Trojans and continued to be adored by USC fans while spending a decade in NCAA-mandated exile from the school.
Wednesday will bring the 10-year anniversary of that ruling which means that disassociation could quickly be coming to an end.
Bush said in a separate statement: "I've dreamed of this day for 10-plus years, and I'm excited to come home!"
During the past 10 years, Bush has not been welcome on USC's campus or been involved with the Trojans program in any capacity. Bush's family was found to have accepted improper benefits such as cash, travel expenses, and a rent-free home in San Diego to live in during the running back's time as a student-athlete.
USC President Carol Folt wrote in a letter to Bush that all restrictions had been officially removed and he could now "be afforded the privileges and courtesies extended to all Trojan football alums".
Bush was a key part of teams that won national championships in 2003 and '04 and had a 34-game winning streak during his USC career. Bush's final year at USC included 1,740 rushing yards, 16 touchdowns and another 478 yards receiving as he won the 2005 Heisman. But the award was voided due to NCAA sanctions. Oh, and a limousine ride to the 2005 Heisman Trophy presentation. Bush is the only Heisman victor to not be recognized by the Heisman Trust.
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"To say I don't want the Heisman back would be a lie", said B ush in an interview on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" on FS1. Bush returned his Heisman Trophy.
The USC website for comment, but a school spokesman could not confirm Bush's looming reinstatement.
At this stage, it is unclear how quickly Bush's reinstatement will be finalized and what it would look like, with questions about how present he would be around the program and the possible retirement of his dormant No. 5 lingering.
He was a major reason that USC was put back on the map. "He's a part of the USC tradition". The best soccer player of the USC, in my opinion. "It's only right. He needs a statue, too".
Bush was selected second overall by the New Orleans Saints in the 2006 National Football League draft, and would go on to play for the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, and the Buffalo Bills before retiring in 2017. He said in FS1 that although he followed a productive 11-year career in the National Football League, the way things ended at USC overwhelmed him.