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Why Cameron Newton will win the Heisman without my vote

Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton is the best player in college football. Trouble is, the NCAA bylaws and Heisman Trophy rules make it clear he’s not eligible for the award.

By Jenni Carlson Published: December 9, 2010
Cam Newton is the best player in college football.

I just couldn’t vote for him to win the Heisman.

This isn’t some sort of protest vote. I’m not trying to make a statement about crooked parents or shady boosters or NCAA loopholes or cockamamie explanations or inexplicable exonerations. The reason I left the Auburn quarterback off my Heisman Trophy ballot is much simpler than that.

I’m not sure...
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