The Heisman Trust has made a big deal of instructing their voters to keep their ballots secret and not reveal them to the public before the trophy is awarded much to the chagrin of much of the electorate. CBS college football writer Dennis Dodd took a stand by voluntarily giving up his vote before the season and refusing to play by the Trust's new code valuing secrecy over transparency.
Lest you think the Heisman Trust was offering empty threats to clamp down on voters revealing their ballots publicly, we now know of one voter who was not given a ballot because he didn't play by those rules. Mike Imrem is a sportswriter for the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights, Illinois who had been a Heisman voter for almost 30 years. In a recent column about the Chicago Bears quarterback situation, Imrem slid in a few paragraphs about how he lost his Heisman vote.
He made the grave mistake of revealing his vote last year to his readers and then refused to promise the Heisman Trust that he would not do the same this year. He never received his ballot this year...no comments