Heisman calls up to committee

  • Brett McMurphy [ARCHIVE]
  • ESPN | November 27, 2013

The Heisman Trophy trust's nine-member committee would be responsible for determining what would happen if Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is charged with a felony after the voting closes.

"We have a longstanding policy not to comment on hypothetical situations," Heisman Trophy coordinator Tim Henning told ESPN on Wednesday. "Any discussion of a potential revote would have to be made by the Heisman Trophy trust. At the end of the day, the trust makes all decisions to anything pertaining to the Heisman."

The deadline to vote for the Heisman is Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. ET. The Heisman will be awarded Dec. 14 (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET).

There has never been a revote in the history of award, which was first handed out in 1935. Only one winner -- USC's Reggie Bush -- has "forfeited the title" as Heisman winner, Henning said.

William J. Dockery is president of the Heisman trust, which is comprised of former presidents and board of governor members of the Downtown Athletic Club of New York.

The office of Florida State Attorney Willie Meggs in Tallahassee is investigating sexual assault allegations against Winston, who is one of the favorites to win the Heisman, and said the timeline for making a decision on whether to bring charges could now be two weeks or more. Contributing to the delay is the fact that one of Meggs' top assistants is involved with a capital murder case next week.

Tim Jansen, the lawyer for Winston, told ESPN.com's David Hale that he met with Meggs on Wednesday with the hope that the timetable would be expedited.

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