The 2005 Heisman Trophy will not be returned to former USC Trojans running back Reggie Bush any time soon.
The NCAA will not consider reversing penalties or previously vacated records from past years based on recent changes to name, image and likeness regulations that went into effect this month, according to an NCAA spokesperson.
"Although college athletes can now receive benefits from their names, images and likenesses through activities like endorsements and appearances, NCAA rules still do not permit pay-for-play type arrangements," the NCAA spokesperson said. "The NCAA infractions process exists to promote fairness in college sports. The rules that govern fair play are voted on, agreed to and expected to be upheld by all NCAA member schools."
This is noteworthy for Bush because earlier this month the Heisman Trust issued a statement in which it said it would look forward to "welcoming him back to the Heisman family" if the NCAA were to reinstate Bush's status from the 2005 season.