Here’s an interesting find from SI.com:
The Heisman Trust unveiled a redesigned website earlier this month at Heisman.com. The site features a few notable changes, including a revamped layout and a list of current Heisman candidates. However, the majority of visitors will probably miss the most notable change to the site.The Heisman Trust's longtime Mission Statement begins with the following first line:
The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence.
Notice anything missing in that? For years, that first line ended with the phrase "with integrity." At some point during the Heisman's site redesign — or, at least, since last year's Heisman ceremony — those two very important words were removed.
Perhaps this is an oversight on the website? Or perhaps, as SI notes, “integrity” has been removed from the award in light of the fact that three of the past four winners (Cam Newton, Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston) have been embroiled in some sort of controversy.