Cam Newton Wins Heisman In Spite Of Scandal
Posted by Nancy on December 13, 2010
The recent announcement that Auburn’s Cam Newton has won this years Heisman Trophy is no surprise to most people. The young man from Georgia had an outstanding year by anyone’s standards and received 1,184 points more than the runner-up, Andrew Luck in the running for this coveted award. Though no one doubts the immense talent of Auburn’s quarterback, his history is not without tarnish. There is an on-going investigation into reports that his father offered to send his son to Mississippi State for a $180,000 which is clear violation of NCAA rules. In addition, Newton left his original school, the University of Florida, under allegations of larceny, burglary and academic cheating. The charges of larceny and burglary were subsequently dropped and Newton continues to offer “no comment” to questions of his cheating. Even with this checkered past, the young athlete has risen to incredible heights, recently leading his team to victory over number 2 ranked Oregon. One cannot help but appreciate the undeniable talent of Cam Newton but also must question the depth of his character in light of recent findings.