Saturday, December 11, 2010

If Cam Newton Wins Heisman...

I stand true to my belief that if Cameron Newton wins the Heisman Trophy tonight, it is adding more fuel to the fire of everything that is wrong with America. Sports writers are turning a blind eye to the FACT that Cam Newton has not shown INTEGRITY throughout his short "amateur" playing career.

Is Cam Newton the most outstanding football player in the NCAA? I think so. Has he done so with integrity, exactly like the first sentence of the Heisman Mission states? Absolutely not.
The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. The Heisman Trophy Trust ensures the continuation and integrity of this award. The Trust, furthermore, has a charitable mission to support amateur athletics and to provide greater opportunities to the youth of our country. Our goal through these charitable endeavors is for the Heisman Trophy to symbolize the fostering of a sense of community responsibility and service to our youth, especially those disadvantaged or afflicted. All assets of the Trust beyond the expense of maintaining the annual presentation of the Heisman Memorial Trophy are reserved for such charitable causes. The Trustees, who all serve pro bono, are guided by a devotion to college football and are committed to community service and the valued tradition which the Trophy represents.

I commend Seth Emerson of the Bulldogs Blog for abstaining and not voting this year. If someone can vote on Cameron Newton after reading the first sentence of that quote, they are doing nothing more than ignoring the request of the people who give the award. Enough said!


  1. Eventually, Cam and AU will have the hammer thrown down on them

    The NCAA already said that Newton's dad wanted near $200k from MSU yet all the sudden he chooses AU? Yea, right....

  2. Get over it... sounds like sour grapes to me.

  3. Nah, "sour grapes" is more like posting anonymously to tell someone to get over their opinion.

  4. "The NCAA already said that Newton's dad wanted near $200k from MSU yet all the sudden he chooses AU? Yea, right.... "
    He may have asked for it, but it sure wasn't offered by MSU.

    Coming in to this season, which team would have given Cam the best chance to win the BCS NC and win the Heisman? Running the top OC in the nations offense behind a senior laden O-Line... Which school is 2 hours from his parents house while MSU is closer to 8 hours away...?

    Auburn is...

    Do you REALLY think MSU would be in this same position if Cam had gone there???

    He went to the school closest to home that gives him a much better chance to win titles and trophies.

    You would have to pay me to go to MSU if I had offers from Oklahoma and Auburn on the table, too...

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