NFL Star Reggie Bush Plays 'Name' Game For New Reality CBS TV Gig

Reggie Bush of the New Orleans Saints attends the EA Sports Madden Bowl XLV at The Glass Cactus in Grapevine, Texas, on February 3, 2011 Reggie Bush of the New Orleans Saints attends the EA Sports Madden Bowl XLV at The Glass Cactus in Grapevine, Texas, on February 3, 2011

New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush is spending the week in eastern Illinois.

It’s part of a planned CBS reality-TV show, “Same Name.” That means Reggie Bush of Danville, Ill., is spending time living the offseason life of an NFL running back.

Danville is a former Rust Belt town of 33,000 people about 140 miles south of Chicago. Residents say Bush the running back has filmed scenes at a housing complex and the Moon Glo restaurant.

Schlarman High School student Nick Catlin told The (Champaign) News-Gazette that Bush lifted weights with the school’s football team. Catlin says the hometown Reggie Bush is a construction worker.

The NFL star tweeted this week that he is “staying with a cool family out here that shares my last name!” He says the show will air in July.

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