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Cam Newton would likely have won the Heisman by a record margin had 105 of the 886 voters not left him off their ballots because they thought his father might have made a few bucks off his talented son.The player most responsible for putting Auburn in the BCS title game walked away with the trophy last month in New York anyway, though Cecil Newton couldn't share the proud moment because the moral guardians of college football were aghast at the notion he might have wanted $180,000 for a season's worth of work by his son.Here's hoping Cecil Newton got his money. It's only right, because everyone else gets theirs.The sham that is big-time college athletics was on full display this week in the Arizona desert, where the Oregon and Auburn faithful gathered by the thousands to dump millions into the state's tourism economy on behalf of their alma maters. It was all set to conclude Monday night in a spectacle suspiciously reminiscent of a big game the NFL itself will be holding in just a few ...

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