In NCAA, athletes are guilty until proven innocent

I’m a Heisman voter. If my vote were due today, Auburn quarterback Cam Newton wouldn’t be on my ballot — even though he’s arguably the most outstanding college football player in the country this year.
Why? I have a hard time believing that he’s innocent of the steady flow of allegations pouring in that his family perhaps orchestrated a “pay-for-play” quid pro quo that brought him to Auburn.

freep.com
11/14/10