Not my best week ever. I'll be better next week. I'm actually traveling right now so it's a bit hard to get to some of this but things will be running more efficiently soon.
The big story is Yahoo!'s continuation of the Reggie Bush scandal.
On first read there isn't any real new "charge" against Bush or USC, simply more specifics about what he and his family allegedly took (extra benefits, in NCAA speak) from the fun-loving criminals they associated with in conjunction with the formation of the New Era Sports agency. New suits, Limo rides, a hilarious "allowance" paid to Bush's parents and his brother and access to posh hotel rooms are just some of those documented benefits.
There's also anonymous allegations that at least one USC assistant coach knew of Bush's situation before the Rose Bowl against Texas. Actually almost the entire piece is based on anonymous information and puts doubt into Yahoo!'s account of the situation. I believe most of the charges to be true, however unless the NCAA's completely lost its mind it will hold information to a more rigid standard and not jump to the conclusions Yahoo! has editorially made in its news story.
Yahoo!'s big push is that this is enough to shift the call from "USC may forfeit the Heisman, 2004's national championship" etc. to "the NCAA must enforce the abdication of wins, titles, etc. against USC".
We'll see where this goes, it made a big splash with the fancy page and eight new stories, but seven of them are rewrites of old facts and a backhanded compliment about Bush's charitable work for the city of New Orleans. The new allegations are already in line with allegations presented in April.