08/13/2010 03:06 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Reggie Bush Apologizes To USC Athletic Director Pat Haden (UPDATE: He Didn't)

UPDATE: Reggie Bush has not apologized, according to the Los Angeles Times. "Never did he say I'm sorry or I apologize. Never did he say, 'I lied to the NCAA or I took stuff,'" USC athletic director Pat Haden said. (via Sports By Brooks)


Reggie Bush apologized to new USC athletic director Pat Haden last week in a 15-minute phone conversation, according to USA Today.

According to Haden, Bush was "really contrite" and apologized for receiving benefits while playing at USC.

"He knows he made a series of mistakes. It wasn't just one mistake. It was a series of mistakes," said Haden. "He told me, 'If I could turn the clock back, I would. If I could give the Heisman Trophy back, I would.'"

USC removed Bush's 2005 Heisman trophy from display and the team is banned from playing in bowl games for the next two years.

Southern Cal has also been ordered to distance itself from Bush.

Haden went onto say "I wish I could ask Reggie to come talk to our football team. I can't. He's not allowed on the campus."

In June, the NCAA stripped USC of its victory in the 2005 National Championship game and vacate the entire 2005 season.