"It's a sad day; that's the way I feel about it," said former Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch, who won the 2001 Heisman and voted for Bush in 2005. "Having to actually be the first time in the history of the award that someone has given it back. ... I don't know if he actually had to. Maybe this is on his terms."
The Rams projected him as a receiver, and he walked out of training camp and announced his retirement after not being given a chance at quarterback.