Friday, February 6, 2015

Reggie Bush strongly denies allegations of drink spiking

On Friday, the Baton Rouge Advocate reported that former NFL safety Darren Sharper’s codefendant told investigators that Lions running back Reggie Bush
spiked drinks with ecstasy, and distributed ecstasy, in Las Vegas.
Bush’s lawyer strongly denies the allegations.

“This is outrageous,” attorney Shawn Holley told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “I can say to you on the record that Reggie adamantly, vehemently and unequivocally denies all of the statements in that article. We are demanding a retraction from the Advocate and Reggie is considering taking legal action.”

A retraction from the newspaper would be required only if Brandon Licciardi didn’t tell investigators that he saw Bush spike drinks and distribute the drug. (Licciardi reportedly later said he didn’t actually see Bush spike drinks, but that Bush admitted doing it.)

“There is no investigation, there’s never been any complaint made by any person of this happening,” Holley told Birkett. “It appears to be something that’s being stated by someone who is a criminal defendant in a serious case and looking for anything he can say to deflect from his own troubles. But there is not a shred of truth to any of this.”

The Lions declined comment to the Free Press regarding the report.

Author: Mike Florio
AP Photo, Rick Osentoski

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