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by: JamieD On  Monday, May 2, 2011

When the New Orleans Saints traded away their 2011 second-round selection (56th overall) and their 2012 first-round selection to the New England Patriots so that they could move up to the 28th spot and pick Alabama running back Mark Ingram, it marked the beginning of what could very well be a promising professional career for the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner.

It also may have marked the end of another former Heisman Trophy winner’s career in New Orleans.

With Reggie Bush slated to earn $11.8 million next season (if there is a next season), many have speculated that the Saints will likely be forced to trade or release the oft-injured running back (he has missed 16 games over the past three seasons).  Those rumors will only intensify with the acquisition of Ingram, and Bush’s comments on Twitter following the Saints’ first-round pick.

Moments after Ingram was selected by the Saints, Bush tweeted, “It’s been fun New Orleans.”  He followed that comment up by saying “Congrats to Mark Ingram on being selected to New Orleans. He will be a great addition to the Saints backfield just as he was in Alabama.”

If Bush does leave the Saints, it will be yet another great thing that the former USC standout has had to part ways with over the last two years, along with Kim Kardashian and the Heisman Trophy.  I’d say losing Kim K would have to be the hardest, although he seemed to get over that loss rather quickly.  Hopefully his transition from the Saints to his new club will end up being just as smooth.

As for Ingram, he was overwhelmed with emotions after being drafted by the Saints and receiving a message from his father, who is currently in jail serving a seven-year sentence for laundering and bank fraud.  Here is his moving interview with ESPN’s Suzy Kolber.




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