NFL’s Reggie Bush compares Ferguson, Mike Brown to Palestinians

NFL star Reggie Bush might know how to break a tackle – or bed a Kardashian – but he’s in over his head when it comes to the Michael Brown shooting.

The former Heisman Trophy winner jumped into the post-grand jury Ferguson controversy Monday by using Instagram to post a picture of a Palestinian man holding a sign comparing Brown to Palestinian refugees, claiming they’re both victims of racism.

Well, now.

Bush, now a running back with the Detroit Lions, is best known as the former Heisman Trophy winner who was central to an investigation by the NCAA that Bush and his family had received almost $300,000 in gifts from a sports agent. That investigation resulted in Bush’s alma mater, the University of Southern California, forfeiting wins from the 2004-05 seasons and Bush himself returning the Heisman Trophy he won for the 2005.

He’s also known winning the 2010 Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints (and, for the non-sports inclined, as a romance with pop tart Kim Kardashian around the same time).

What he’s not well-known for is being an expert in either the American criminal justice system or international affairs, as they relate to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (or much of anything else.)

Really, Reggie. Stick to your playbook.


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