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Luck Not Out of Heisman Running Just Yet



    Luck Not Out of Heisman Running Just Yet
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    BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrates after beating the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    Cam Newton has a hold of the Heisman Trophy for now, but there is a real possibility he may not be able to keep it.  Next in line would be our own home-town hero Andrew Luck of Stanford.  He lead Stanford to a season to remember that will end the first week of January in the coveted Orange Bowl.
    Auburn's quarterback is in the middle of an NCAA investigation of his recruitment.  The NCAA says his father tried to get him to go to Mississippi State in exchange for cash.

    Newton won by a landslide, but if he does have to turn back the honor, it could fall to Luck.

    Just three months ago, Heisman winnerReggie Bush returned his trophy after the NCAA ruled that he and his family received cash and gifts while he was at USC.

    When someone asked Newtom about the possibility that he will follow in the footsteps of Bush Newton replied: "Two letters for you my friend - No."

    Even if Newsom loses the trophy, it doesn't mean the Heisman officials would then hand it over to Luck.  The 2005 trophy, forfeited by Bush, was not awarded to runner-up Vince Young.