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2010 Heisman Trophy Watch: Cam Newton Must Stumble For Andrew Luck To Move Up

For the Stanford Cardinal quarterback to really make up ground in the Heisman Trophy race, Auburn's star most likely needs to fall, or at least play badly. Cameron Newton's list of accomplishments read like the opening statements in a Hall of Fame speech.

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And if the Auburn Tigers do beat the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Georgia Dome to go 13-0, the only thing that can really stop Cam from winning the Heisman Trophy is something extra, something off-the-field that clouds the overall picture around his shiny highlight reel. You know, something like this.

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Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News lays out that Newton is probably not clean enough to be a true Heisman winner. Remember Reggie Bush!

Voters should not interpret Newton's reinstatement -- after a one-day, hush-hush stint of ineligibility -- as a green light to hike him the Heisman. If anything, the NCAA and Auburn confirmed a damning allegation, that Newton's father, Cecil, once marketed his son in a pay-for-play scheme.

Something still smells fishy with Newton. He gets to play, as long as his daddy stays away? That is not a glowing endorsement of the NCAA bylaws.

While it's probably not fair to judge a player based on perception, the cloud of seediness that surrounds the talented young athlete from Atlanta could be all that's needed to push the respectable Luck to the forefront.  A loss by Newton and Auburn in Atlanta couldn't hurt either.