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Originally posted by Ben
Rules are made for people to obey by them. Not break them. This has been a long standing traidtion in the nfl, why is one person more special than the other.
Reggie Bush won't get to wear the No. 5 he made famous at USC for the New Orleans Saints.
Not this season and perhaps not ever.
Atlanta general manager Rich McKay, co-chairman of the competition committee, said Tuesday that the committee had recommended against Bush's request for his college number.
The decision was made by the committee after two conference calls. It was never discussed by the owners.
"Nobody is comfortable that an exception be made to the policy and no one is confident that there will ever be a change," McKay said at the NFL owners meetings, adding that it might come up again, but certainly not until after the 2006 season has started.
Originally posted by BirdstheBest
No surprise there. The NFL is all about control, and part of control is telling the players what numbers to wear.