Former LSU tailback and Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame yesterday, some 26 years after he was originally selected for enshrinement. The delay happened because months after voted into the Hall of Fame in 1983, he was arrested and pleaded guilty to federal counterfeiting charges. He eventually spent more than two years in jail and had his selection rescinded.
But while the College Football Hall of Fame decided that time heals all wounds, Bradley University apparently isn’t as forgiving. The SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER says the school’s president is refusing to retire the jersey of former basketball star Gene “Squeaky” Melchiorre because of his involvement in a points shaving scandal 60 years ago.