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Poll: Cam Newton and the Heisman Trophy

By Cindy Boren

The investigation into allegations about how Cam Newton came to play for Auburn will take time to complete, but the clock is ticking on the Heisman Trophy, for which he remains a leading candidate.

Will voters consider the allegations as they ponder whether he deserves the Heisman, which will be presented Dec. 11, or will they weigh just his on-the-field performance? Reggie Bush, who returned his Heisman Trophy in September, may, unfortunately, have ruined Newton's chances, Chris Dufresne of the Los Angeles Times writes.

Like most Heisman candidates, Newton has a campaign site that lives on.

By Cindy Boren  | November 11, 2010; 9:50 AM ET
Categories:  College football  
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No way Cam wins the Heisman if pay for play allegations stick. If nothing is resolved by close of voting, he will get plenty of votes but unless these accusations are proven absolutely false he still won't win.

Posted by: will_ga | November 11, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? It seems in these times people are thought of as guilty until proven innocent. Sounds to me like some other SEC coaches are bitter they couldn't get him to their school and is manhandling their squads. Regardless, he's the best player in college football, by far, and is single handedly going to take Auburn to the national title game barring a meltdown against Bama. He deserves to win it if nothing is proven by voting time. You can't not give someone an award because someone else started a rumor about them that has yet to be proven true. If I were voting, he'd get mine.

Posted by: smfoster3 | November 11, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? It seems in these times people are thought of as guilty until proven innocent. Sounds to me like some other SEC coaches are bitter they couldn't get him to their school and is manhandling their squads. Regardless, he's the best player in college football, by far, and is single handedly going to take Auburn to the national title game barring a meltdown against Bama. He deserves to win it if nothing is proven by voting time. You can't not give someone an award because someone else started a rumor about them that has yet to be proven true. If I were voting, he'd get mine.

Posted by: smfoster3 | November 11, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

This is just a smear campaign by liars without the courage to openly accuse him who don't want him to win the Heisman.

Who would cry because they couldn't go to Mississippi State over Auburn?????? YOU DON'T CHOOSE MISSISSIPPI STATE OVER AUBURN DOWN HERE. For a national title run and a high draft pick Auburn would give you a better chance.

Exactly, it's been 11 months and all they have to go on is a guy that had a phone call with someone saying they represented Newton. WHERES THE PROOF? Where are the financial records, taped phone calls, guy that supposedly gave them money? Oh, you guys still have nothing huh?

Mississippi State trying to pay for players and one player turned the crooked university down for the bigger program and a national title shot at Auburn is the story.

The kids that went to Mississippi State this year are the story.

Posted by: gokusc1 | November 11, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

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