Johnny Rodgers, Scandal and the Heisman

I wrote about this a while back, but here’s another good piece about the Johnny Rodgers scandal courtesy of Lost

Today, Rodgers would be kicked off the team in an instant. But 40 years ago this didn’t make national news and Nebraska was still not particularly relevant in college football, so Rodgers’ reinstatement to the team didn’t make any splash on the national scene. In fact, no one had even heard of this freshman from Nebraska, let alone cared he had just robbed a gas station.

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