By: Krystle Crossman
Many have been wondering exactly why Reggie Bush’s wife, Lilit Avagyan, stayed with him after his latest scandal broke out. It was discovered that not only had he cheated on Avagyan with a woman named Monique Exposito, but that she was pregnant with his child too. After the baby was born DNA tests confirmed that the baby was in fact Bush’s. So how could someone stay with their husband after finding out that they fathered a child with the woman they cheated on them with? It appears that Avagyan is pregnant as well. Exposito had Bush’s illegitimate child on Superbowl Sunday and just week’s later Bush and Avagyan announced that they were having a baby.
Social media had a field day with the news. The public responded with disgust at the entire situation. Some said that she was just with him for the money at this point. Others said that he was disgusting for not only fathering a child with someone else, but then getting his wife pregnant shortly after as well. Many could not believe that even though she is pregnant she is going to stay with him. Some people commended Avagyan for being strong and sticking together for her family.
Bush’s career in the NFL and even the NCAA has been plagued by scandals. In 2005 he was involved in a scandal at the University of Southern California where it was discovered that he and his family had been accepting money and gifts from marketers and promoters which would have revoked the amateur status that college players are supposed to have. He was ordered to give up the Heisman trophy that he had won that year. During the first preseason game that he ever played in the NFL he was fine $10,000 for breaking the uniform rule when he stepped onto the field in Adidas cleats. The shoes were not sanctioned by the NFL and were part of an endorsement deal he had taken.
It hasn’t been all bad for Reggie Bush he has been one of the top running backs in the NFL. His numbers were outstanding in college and despite the scandals he was a fan favorite.