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Reggie Bush Says He’d Like to Retire A Saint

Earlier today, Reggie Bush spoke at his annual youth football camp which is held at Tulane University in New Orleans, putting to bed any speculation and rumors as to whether or not he wishes to play another season for the Saints or not.

Bush reportedly said, “I would love to retire here if possible . I would love to play for the Saints for however long my career, God-willing, allows me to play. First and foremost, I want to be a Saint.”

His statement comes just after he recently riled up thousands of Saints fans with some controversial tweets that started on draft day and continued up until the earlier part of this week. For many, his tweets dug deep into the heart of Who Dat Nation, which had welcomed him with open arms and made him part of the family.   Yet, while he garnered the attention of sports writers from every possible venue  (for better or worse), his words stung those to whom he’d managed to endear himself over the years.  For Saints fans, it became personal. 

Many felt they had no choice but to turn their backs on him based on what they’ve been reading and hearing.  From what I could discern from comments, the general consensus became, if he didn’t want to play in New Orleans, then good riddance to bad rubbish.  The sad thing is, a lot of those who once loved him may not be so forgiving.  He may not be as welcome in Who Dat Nation as in the past, providing that his tweets haven’t already done such irreparable harm that he won’t even be invited back. 

It is said that he has expressed regret over those now infamous tweets.  Whether or not fans will forgive and forget remains to be seen as does his true willingness to remain a Saint as he puts it.  We all know that he’s due $11.8 millon this season.  We also know that he’s not going to get it.  He’s also stated that he remains willing to negotiate.  I guess we’ll all have to wait and see what it all means in terms of dollars and sense (pun intended).  Stay tuned.

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One Response to “Reggie Bush Says He’d Like to Retire A Saint”

  1. Gilbert says:

    It was good to hear the Reggie! Reggie! chants at the Heath Evans Charity softball game last night. He is definitely wanted, but $11.8 million is a lot. He can definitely co-exist in a backfield with Pierre Thomas,Chris Ivory, and Mark Ingram.

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