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Roundtable: Who Wins Heisman; Who’d look good in Bengals Stripes

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Dec 7, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Duke Blue Devils at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Scott Bantel

Not sure how Derek Carr and Braxton Miller got left off the invitation, but, the most outstanding and irreplaceable player on this list is Jameis Winston, and I believe he will win. However, I do not think he should win or should have even been invited.

According to the Mission Statement of the Heisman trust, the Heisman Trophy is supposed to recognize “the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.” If that is the case, regardless of whether he was charged or not, if you read the facts of the sexual assault accusation against Winston, integrity is not present and therefore I don’t know how they can justify giving the Heisman to him.

Sadly, I am predicting that since he was not charged, the “Integrity” part of the voting criteria will be overlooked. If I were voting, the integrity part would knock Winston and Manziel out of the running for me. I would vote for Tre Mason of Auburn.