The Reggie Bush scandal centers on the football player’s Heisman Trophy and USC having its entire season wiped away. Â There is one thing about the scandal that is receiving a lot of press – gambling. Â The USC’s whole season was thrown out because of various violations, meaning that people that voted in favor the team could end up owing money back.
However there’s another aspect of this story. Â Should the gambler’s be left holding the bag? Should the past be uprooted? After all the true games WERE won by the team. Â The betters didn’t take into consideration various violations that may or may not occur within the team.
The gambling wins should stay as is. It would be far too difficult to go back and re-calculate all the winnings and losses experienced by everyone who placed a bet.
On the other hand, there are those who bet against USC – and find that it is not fair that they lost their money on a team that was clearly violating various regulations. Â To these people, they think they should be vindicated, even if it means that USC itself needs to pay them back (good luck with that.)
So what do you think about the Reggie Bush Scandal? Should gamblers get their money back??