Jason Cole is an NFL reporter for Bleacher Report, has covered the NFL for 25 years and is the author of four books. Prior to working for Bleacher Report, the world’s No. 2 internet sports site, Cole covered the NFL for Yahoo! Sports and covered the Miami Dolphins for 15 years for both The Miami Herald and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. His work has earned numerous awards and honors from arguably the most prestigious group in sports journalism, the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE). He has also earned numerous awards from the Pro Football Writers of America, earned a Green Eyeshade award and numerous honors from the Florida State Sportswriters Association. Cole and Charles Robinson combined for a five-year investigation exposing former USC running back and Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush’s receipt of approximately $300,000 in cash and other benefits during his final season in college in direct violation of NCAA rules. Cole and Robinson followed that with an expose that accused USC men’s basketball coach Tim Floyd of providing cash to a man who delivered future NBA star O.J. Mayo to the Trojans program. The story ultimately led to Floyd’s resignation. As a result of those stories, USC received unprecedented sanctions from the NCAA, including being stripped of the 2004 National Championship in football, a two-year bowl ban and the loss of 30 scholarships over a three-year period. Cole’s work helped inspire the book Tarnished Heisman, a look at the entire Bush saga by Don Yaeger. Cole, a 1984 graduate of Stanford University, hosts a Sunday morning NFL show on Sirius Radio and regularly does guest spots on numerous radio stations around the country to talk about the NFL and his other work. He also teaches a course in sports writing at the University of Florida.