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Heisman winner seeks pardon

3 years 6 months 1 week ago November 12, 2013 Nov 12, 2013 Tuesday, November 12 2013 November 12, 2013 6:28 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

OMAHA, NEBRASKA- A winner of the Heisman Trophy, college football's most prestigious award, wants a pardon for his role in a gas station holdup 43 years ago.

Johnny Rogers won the trophy in 1972 and will go to the Nebraska Board of Pardons seeking to have his guilty plea to larceny charge removed.

He has always been dogged by the stigma of being an ex-felon.

Rogers calls it "10-minutes of insanity" which netted $90, split among Rogers and two accomplices.

Rogers is 62 and says if he receives the pardon in Nebraska, he'll seek another one in California where two felonies remain on his record for a confrontation with a cable-TV technician in 1985. 

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