First of all, it looks like this whole Cam Newton thing is about to get a lot easier on him, his family, and Auburn University.
I see that they hired as spokesperson and legal counsel Rafael Palmeiro and the quote from him I just read is, “The accusation that Cecil Newton solicited money in return for his son to play at Mississippi State is absolutely FALSE!"
Sooooo, I’d go ahead and expect this WHOLE thing to just kind of, you know, blow over. WAR EAGLE ! That is, as long as it’s not a Tramp Stamp on some male SEC fan's lower back!
In all seriousness, when it’s all said and done, Cam Newton’s going to look like a highly decorated pig farmer: A very nice award…yes, but covered in crap nonetheless! I’m only half-joking when I say they’re going to have to redesign the Heisman Trophy Award with some special help in the engineering department from Tommy Smothers. That way, the committee can just “Yo-Yo” that thing back any time an investigation of impropriety is complete.
And to think we thought vacating the Heisman that Reggie Bush was awarded would be the first and last of this sort of thing…at least for a long while anyway. Nope, looks like it’s more and more likely going to become quite standard.
I predict there’s going to be a lot of bare pedestals in the next decade at the Downtown Athletic Club.