The Heisman race in college football is really just a Miss America pageant; its annual recipient doesn’t represent the best in the game so much as a guy that managed to keep his nose clean while playing for one of the best teams in the country. And so I’m usually given pause whenever a guy wants to deem someone “unworthy” of the prize, which is what one columnist is already doing with Auburn quarterback and Awesome Football Player (TM) Cam Newton.
So listen closely, Heisman voters: Do not vote for Newton. That’s surely a heartbreaking message for most of you, who basically had already given him the award for college football’s most outstanding player.
But remember, just less than two months ago, disgraced New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush in an unprecedented move returned the Heisman Trophy that he won in 2005. That was after the NCAA determined he was ineligible that season at USC for having accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in benefits from two agents.
When Bush won the award, there were no signs of potential impropriety. Yet with Newton, a junior, now there are. Yes, they are allegations, but the kind that aren’t worth risking the return of another Heisman Trophy. –Thayer Evans/FOX Sports.
So basically Evans is saying not to vote for this guy because that other guy turned out to be taking money ergo this guy is obviously dirty because allegations always turn out to be true, even when they come from OTHER SKEWLS IN THE AYESS-EEE-SEEE! I hope whoever wrote this gets cavity-searched the next time he’s in an airport. You know, just to be on the safe side. More charges against Cam Newton.