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    Bush to wear No. 25 this coming season

    Updated: May 25, 2006, 2:21 PM ET

    [size=18px]Bush to wear No. 25 this coming season[/size]

    By Darren Rovell
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    Reggie Bush will get to wear No. 5 after all. There will just be a "2" in front of it.

    Bush's marketing agent, Mike Ornstein, told ESPN.com on Thursday that his client will wear No. 25 next season for the New Orleans Saints.

    Bush will get the number from Saints running back Fred McAfee. Ornstein said that rather than directly pay McAfee a fee for the use of the number, Bush will give half the money he had earmarked for charity to McAfee to use for the charity of his choice. Bush has pledged to donate 25 percent of his jersey sales royalties to Hurricane Katrina-related causes.

    "We all went and dug into our pockets, and the city is as devastated today as the day it happened," Ornstein said. "And now, everyone has gone on to the next disaster."

    To get No. 5, which he wore in high school and college, Bush needed the NFL Competition Committee to change the league's numbering rules. Currently, running backs are allowed only to wear numbers between 20 and 49. Earlier this week, the committee decided not to change the rules.

    "Hopefully, they will change the rules next year so that Reggie can go back to wearing his old number," Ornstein said.

    The delay of the decision might have hurt sales of Bush jerseys in the weeks since he was chosen second overall in the NFL draft. Eddie White, a vice president at Reebok, which makes the league's jerseys, said Bush's jersey had ranked first in preorders but is now in second place behind Vince Young's No. 10 for the Tennessee Titans. Young, who wore No. 10 at the University of Texas, has had that number with the Titans since draft day.

    "It was a bunch of baloney that not having the No. 5 would hurt his sales," White said. "He could have worn any number, as long as we could have sold it that [draft day] Sunday, like we did for Vince Young and A.J. Hawk and Matt Leinart. But because he didn't have anything, he's behind Vince."

    Darren Rovell, who covers sports business for ESPN.com, can be reached at [email protected]

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    Re: Bush to wear No. 25 this coming season

    I sort of figured he would have a 5 in it somehwere.

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    Re: Bush to wear No. 25 this coming season

    waaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!

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    Re: Bush to wear No. 25 this coming season

    What makes Bush think he could outsell McAfee?


    I m like a Ja Rule poster, cause I'm off the wall.

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    Re: Bush to wear No. 25 this coming season

    I think there are alot of people that are more worked up about this than Reggie. I think he jsu tgave it a shot, and won't let it effect him too much.

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    Re: Bush to wear No. 25 this coming season

    Glad that's settled...now to move onto rebuilding New Orleans...but ONLY the areas that are ABOVE sea level.
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    Re: Bush to wear No. 25 this coming season

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Glad that's settled...now to move onto rebuilding New Orleans...but ONLY the areas that are ABOVE sea level.
    are they smart enough not to rebuild in the swimming pool?

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    Re: Bush to wear No. 25 this coming season

    "singersp" wrote:
    Updated: May 25, 2006, 2:21 PM ET
    [size=18px]Bush to wear No. 25 this coming season[/size]
    Just as predicted by yours truly.

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    Re: Bush to wear No. 25 this coming season

    "Hopefully, they will change the rules next year so that Reggie can go back to wearing his old number," Ornstein said.
    Why should they change the rules for Reggie Bush? Why is he so special? Let him prove himself in the NFL first.

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    Re: Bush to wear No. 25 this coming season

    Ha! Got what he deserved!

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