METAIRIE, LA (AP) - Running back Reggie Bush said he would not let the distractions of USC's probation and the school's subsequent ostracizing of him affect his performance with the Saints.
Talking publicly for the first time Saturday since USC sent back its replica of the 2005 Heisman Trophy Award he won and eliminated nearly all mention of him on its campus, Bush said he had no choice but to move on. The Saints are in the second day of training camp.
"The whole situation is terrible, and nobody feels worse about than I do," Bush said. "At the same time, I can't dwell on the negative. I have a job to do, and I have a whole organization and city riding on my back. Not just my back, but the team."