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Reggie Bush Heads To Danville, Ill. For Reality Show

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DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) – New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush will be spending the week about three hours south of Chicago.

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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