One Heisman Trophy voter didn't put Baker Mayfield on his ballot.
Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy this past Saturday night in landslide fashion, but he didn't get every first place vote. One college football writer, Scott Hamilton, apparently didn't even have him on his ballot.
Scott Hamilton of the Winston-Salem Journal told Paul Finebaum on Thursday that because of Mayfield's taunting of both Kansas and Baylor, he left Mayfield off of his ballot. He says that sportsmanship should be part of the award, hence his decision.
Mayfield won the award over fellow finalists Bryce Love and Lamar Jackson. He finished with 2,398 points - Love was next-highest with 1,300.
There were three incidents of note involving Mayfield this season. First, he planted Oklahoma's flag on Ohio State's field after beating the Buckeyes on the road. Next, he got into a verbal sparring match with some of Baylor's players before their contest. Lastly, after Kansas' players refused to shake his hand during the coin toss, he later made an inappropriate gesture towards their sideline.
Still, Mayfield, who put up spectacular numbers, won the Heisman. Now we'll see if he can win the national title too.