"The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. The Heisman Trophy Trust ensures the continuation and integrity of this award. The Trust, furthermore, has a charitable mission to support amateur athletics and to provide greater opportunities to the youth of our country. Our goal through these charitable endeavors is for the Heisman Trophy to symbolize the fostering of a sense of community responsibility and service to our youth, especially those disadvantaged or afflicted. All assets of the Trust beyond the expense of maintaining the annual presentation of the Heisman Memorial Trophy are reserved for such charitable causes. The Trustees, who all serve pro bono, are guided by a devotion to college football and are committed to community service and the valued tradition which the Trophy represents."
The Heisamn Trophy has quickly become the biggest joke in amateur athletics. Wait, I might want to retract that last statement. Cam Newton and Reggie Bush were not amateurs! There are many reasons that this once distinguished award has lost its credibility. They include, but are not limited to the inability of anybody other than a quarterback or runningback from the top team to actually have an ability to win, the inability of anybody from a non BCS school to win it, to its newest winner Cam Newton. This award has become as legitimate as a high school homecoming queen contest.
But back to the mission statement of the Heisman Trust. You will notice that key words from the mission statement are hilighted. I am just curious where there is any sort of integrity in breaking NCAA rules as the Heaisman Trust outlines in its mission statement? What type of integrity was Cam Newton showing when he was busted for cheating at Florida, not once, but twice! And what type of integrity does it take to steal a lap top? Do heisman voters not realize that the reason Cam Newton is even at Auburn right now is because he LACKS INTEGRITY? A LACK OF INTEGRITY positioned Cam Newton to be in the spotlight he is currently in.
So, the Heisman Trust might want to re-write their mission statement. After selecting Reggie Bush as its winner in 2005, the trophy was again given to another scandalous player. I guess they did not learn their lesson the first time around. Please, do us all a favor Heisman Trust. Rewrite your mission statement and take out words such as integrity, amateur, and responsibility, because none of those apply to Cam Newton.