Not only did he supposedly take money, it was allegedly 5 figures! He's a smart guy, so IF he did it, he clearly knew it was wrong and chose to do it anyway.
IF he did it, he should be ineligible to play college football, IMO, and not just for one season.
Didn't I hear that this supposedly occurred around bowl season and Heisman-voting time last year? I'm not too sure he shouldn't lose the Heisman as well if he's found guilty of doing something so egregious. Give it to the runner-up last year.
There are just some things that are too over the top to be chalked up to being ignorant and a "kid". He needs to pay a (big) price if found guilty.
If football players should be treated the same as everyone else, then yes, of course he should be suspended. But we all know that athletes are not expected to measure up to the same standards as the "normal" person.
This case has become laughable. Riley Cooper was initially going to take an extended leave of absence and "get counseling" to not be dumb and a jerk, and after only 4 days, he accomplished that and is already back with the team.
Ridiculous. Since he can catch a football, his life goes on as if nothing happened, while others' lives are destroyed for making the same mistake. It doesn't seem like it should be that hard for everyone to be treated the same, but it is.
I think that what he did was not nearly as bad as taking steroids or any other scandal other players commit. I realize it is illegal, but he shouldn't hget the Heisman taken away because that had nothing to do with his athletic ability. It's siliar to Pete Rose. If say A-Rod gets into the Hall of Famre, or Barry Bond's record still stand, then Rose sure as hell better get into the Hall of Fame becuase his offence didn't alter his ability to play.