Cam Newton Will Inevitably Return the Heisman Trophy

Auburn University quarterback Cameron Newton has had unquestionably one of the most phenomenal seasons in college football history. Without a doubt, Cam Newton has been the best player on the field this year. Unfortunately, the Heisman Trophy is about more than just being the best player on the field. You also have to demonstrate integrity off the field. Cam simply has not evinced integrity off the field. The NCAA has stated that Cecil Newton, Cam’s father, was found guilty of seeking out money in exchange for Cam’s signing with the team willing to offer the most money. He wanted this money to go into his pocket—not for his son’s education. Cam has repeatedly denied knowing that his father was seeking money in exchange for his attendance at the institution willing to give the most money. Please! He has repeatedly expressed how close he is with his father. Cam said that he was not disappointed with what his father did. What? Are you kidding me? The Heisman Trophy Trust still gave Cameron Newton the Heisman Trophy.

The Heisman Trophy Trust should have given the Heisman Trophy to another student-athlete who would have represented it with decency and integrity. Because of the evidence against Cam and more evidence potentially coming forth, the Heisman Trophy Trust should have learned from the Reggie Bush example that Cam should not be awarded the trophy. With all of the attention on Cam, the evidence that links him to knowledge about his father seeking money from schools on his behalf will come forth and other evidence too. Cam will be declared ineligible!

As a serious supporter of Black male college student-athletes, I would have loved to cherish the moment of him winning the Heisman Trophy, but I am not able to do this. The NCAA should have declared Cam ineligible to play and forfeited all of Auburn’s games this season. I have a history of supporting Black male college student-athletes, and have devoted my life to ameliorating the educational experiences and outcomes of Black male student-athletes. I cannot support Cam’s dishonesty and his off the field actions that dishonor the prestige and integrity of the Heisman Trophy. While people, including my mother, love Cam’s disarming smile and his consistent references to God, I can only wish that his smile and references to God would have been thought of when he was off the field engaging in all kinds of illegal actions.

Cecil Newton, you should be ashamed of yourself! You are supposed to be a man of God. You were not an example for your son.

The Heisman Trophy Trust needs to reform its eligibility rules for a student-athlete to be considered for the Heisman Trophy. The Heisman Trophy Trust cannot simply depend on rulings from the NCAA. With Cam Newton receiving the Heisman trophy on yesterday, the honor and prestige that the trophy symbolizes has been significantly diminished. Cam get ready to return the Heisman Trophy in the days to come!

Antonio Maurice Daniels

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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6 comments

    1. I hope that no further evidence surfaces against Cam either. I just think that what he told the NCAA does not make sense and with more time they will have the opportunity to expose his statements. I certainly hope Cam’s actions would not prevent other Blacks from receiving the award, and I don’t think that his actions will have any impact on future Blacks. Thanks for reading and your response.

  1. you niggers are ridiculous. black people win the heisman ALL THE TIME

    I am black, and YOU NIGGERS make me ashamed.
    Always blaming and whining, talking about “blacks might not get another heisman” because of Cam. You intellectual knats do more to PERPETUATE peoples attitudes toward us than fix them.

    You should all be ashamed. And instead of supporting “black male student athletes”

    why not equally support ALL STUDENT ATHLETES
    this kind of “justified social segregation” is a SLAP IN THE FACE of our REAL black brothers and sisters that paved the way for the opporunities we now have!!

    1. @Ticked: First, you need to learn how to have a discourse with someone without resorting to personal attacks. You should have learned that in at least your high school English courses that are supposed to teach you about proper argumentation. Next, just because I’m Black does not make me have to support the off the field actions of Cam Newton. I do support all student-athletes and advocate for increased revenue sharing between all student-athletes and their athletic departments. The reason why I have such a passion for improving Black male student-athletes is the dominant research proves that they are the most exploited students and they academically underperform all students in higher education. You are just factually wrong that Black people win the Heisman all the time. Colleges and universities should give all student-athletes stipends for playing NCAA intercollegiate athletics and then we would not even be having this Cam Newton situation in the first place. However, with the current rules, no other student-athlete has been able to do what Cam Newton and his father have done and continue to play without penalty–that is what I’m addressing in the article and is what is the source of my outrage. I did not know that you are the person who gets to determine what is authentic blackness, but since I now know that it is you who gets to determine what is authentic blackness, I am pleased to meet you and am sorry that I did not get to make your authentic blackness cut.

  2. and to the person who will probably be too much of a coward to allow my posts.

    YOU ARE PART OF THE REAL PROBLEMS BLACK PEOPLE FACE

    DR KING WOULD SLAP YOU IN THE MOUTH!!!!!

    YOU ARE NOT A STRONG, BLACK, AFRICAN-AMERICAN BROTHER.
    YOU ARE A SHEEP! AN IGNORANT BOTTOM FEEDING NIGGER, AND YOU SHOULDNT EVEN BE ALLOWED TO CALL YOURSELF BLACK!!!

    YOU NIGGERS ARE THE “REAL” ENEMY OF BLACK PEOPLE

    WITH YOUR FAKE “BLACK COMRADERIE”, AND THEN YOU USE ALL THIS SEGREGATORY LANGUAGE.

    ALL YOU ARE, IS A WEAK PATHETIC, INSECURE PERSON WHO NEEDS TO BE AROUND PEOPLE YOU THINK ARE LIKE YOU, SO YOU CAN ALL PAT EACH OTHER ON THE BACK FOR BEING A RACE THAT GOD MADE YOU!!! THAT YOU HAD ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH!!!!

    SO DONT YOU EVER INVOKE GOD IN YOUR RACIALLY CHARGED, DENSE MINDED DRIVVLE

    1. @Ticked: First, you are wrong about me being a coward not wanting to allow your posts because I want to allow your posts on here so that I can help you with your writing. You have not said anything that one would need to be a coward about. A coward is a person who has to resort to name calling instead of addressing issues in passionate and professional way. It seems that you are trying to get in all of your personal attacks because you know that you don’t have the intellectual power to counter my intellectualism. You don’t even know me and what I have done to help numerous Black people and non-Black people. You are demonstrating to a national and international audience just how smart you are, and I appreciate how smart you are revealing yourself to be. Normally, I would dissect a person like you, but you have already done it for me. For that, I appreciate your responses so very much.

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