Heisman winner under controversy

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton was awarded the Heisman Trophy Saturday night, but his father remained absent from the ceremony.

Newton's father, Cecil Newton, is currently under investigation by the NCAA for trying to sell his son to Mississippi State, according to the New York Times. The NCAA cleared Newton for eligibility, but his father decided to avoid the ceremony so he wouldn't "rob" his son of his deserved spotlight.

Even in light of the investigation, Newton enjoyed a landslide victory, becoming the third Auburn player to win the highest honor in college football according to the Associated Press.

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