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USC football: Deposition postponed in civil lawsuit against Reggie Bush

March 4, 2010 |  3:21 pm

Reggiebush_300 A deposition in a civil lawsuit against Reggie Bush has been postponed because of a delay in the arrival of legal paperwork, the attorney for plaintiff Lloyd Lake said.

Lake is suing Bush for nearly $300,000 that he has claimed he gave the former USC running back while Bush was playing for the Trojans in 2004 and 2005. Former business partner Michael Michaels settled out of court with Bush for a reported $200,000 to $300,000.

Michaels was scheduled to be deposed Friday in San Diego. But Lake's attorney, Brian Watkins, said it was postponed because an appeals court document permitting the oft-delayed proceeding to move forward would not arrive until Friday, or possibly next week.

USC last month appeared before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions in regard to allegations that Bush and former USC basketball player O.J. Mayo received extra benefits while they were at USC.

Michaels' deposition could be taken into account by the NCAA, which is expected to rule on USC’s case in six to eight weeks.

-- Gary Klein

Photo: Former USC running back Reggie Bush reacts after making a play in New Orleans' victory in the Super Bowl last month. Credit: Chris Graythen / Getty Images