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Heisman Trophy Awarded to Cam Newton in a Landslide

Auburn‘s Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy this past weekend, and really, it was a competition devoid of drama. Take away some moral grandstanding, and this was an out and out landslide.

Yes, there were a number of voters-105 to be exact-who, perhaps wary of the possibility of a Reggie Bush-type “vacating” of the award down the line, left Newton completely off the ballot.

But of the 781 ballots that did have Newton’s name on them, 729 of them saw the Auburn signal-caller’s name at the top- with good reason. This year, the Tigers’ QB had 4,000 yards of total offense and 48 touchdowns and was a threat with his arm and with his legs. He guided his team through the gauntlet that is the SEC and let several stirring comebacks. He was, without question, the deserving winner.

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Cam Newton’s Dad Attempted to Extort Mississippi State

Cecil Newton, father of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, has been accused of trying to extort money from Mississippi State in exchange for his son’s signature on a letter-of-intent. Kenny Rogers, a recruiter for an NFL agent and former MSU team member, has also been accused of soliciting money on behalf of the Newton family. USA Today reports that Rogers was told it would take $100,000 to $180,000 for the Bulldogs to sign Newton out of Blinn College.

“If somebody’s asking for that kind of money, I don’t have it,” Rogers said in an interview Thursday. “I just called somebody I was close to, to see if he knew of anybody, or to let him know about it so he could tell somebody else what was going on.”

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