Marketer says he gave R. Bush cash in college

The Baltimore Sun

A San Diego marketer claims in a new book that he gave former Southern California running back Reggie Bush nearly $300,000 in cash while Bush was in college.

Based largely on interviews with Lloyd Lake, who tried to secure Bush as a client for the marketing company he attempted to launch, Tarnished Heisman says the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner was provided with hotel stays, cash for shopping sprees and money to buy and customize a car.

The book's authors, Don Yaeger and Jim Henry, acknowledge that Lake "has been compensated in return for his full cooperation," according to a story posted on the Los Angeles Times' Web site yesterday.

Bush, who now plays with the New Orleans Saints and is being investigated by the NCAA, has denied any wrongdoing.

Arkansas -- Heisman Trophy runner-up Darren McFadden was handcuffed by police and then released without charges after being involved in what police called a "pretty rowdy scene" at a piano bar in Little Rock, Ark., early yesterday.

Navy -- The school's annual spring game is set for April 18 at 7 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Mids will also conduct two other scrimmages that will be open to the public: April 5 at 9 a.m. at the stadium and April 12 at 9 a.m. on the practice field at the Naval Academy.

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