NEW YORK (AP) -- Auburn quarterback Cam Newton has won the
Heisman Trophy after a season in which he played brilliantly but
was also the focus of an NCAA investigation.
Newton won in a landslide vote Saturday night, easily
outpointing runner-up Andrew Luck to become the third Auburn player
to win college football's biggest individual award.
Recently, the NCAA determined Newton's father tried to peddle
him to Mississippi State for cash.
Not even that ruling stopped Newton. The NCAA cleared him to
play before the Southeastern Conference title game because it found
no evidence he or Auburn knew about Cecil Newton's pay-for-play
scheme. It also suggested the investigation was not done.
Cam Newton has denied any wrongdoing.
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