Sport: Bogus Hero

Another star athlete gone bad

In Louisiana, Billy Cannon's fourth-quarter touchdown run against Ole Miss in 1959 is so famous that many fans can still trace the entire 89-yard route through Mississippi tacklers lined up on the bar. Louisiana State won the game, 7-3, and Cannon went on to win the Heisman Trophy. This year he was picked for the College Football Hall of Fame, but his induction is now on hold. Reason: Cannon pleaded guilty last week to a charge that he took part in a multimillion-dollar counterfeiting scheme.

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