We’re getting to the point where, if Newton wins the Heisman, they might have to give the trophy an ankle tether. That way, the Heisman Trust will know where to find it if they decide to repossess. Newton will, instantly, be the most controversial Heisman winner ever.
And yet: At the moment I’d give it to him anyway. In fact, if you block away all the noise around Newton and think about this rationally, I think you’ll agree: The best thing for most of us to do is just sit back and enjoy the show. Don’t judge, don’t get mad, don’t presume guilt and don’t expect innocence.