AP: Heisman winner Rodgers receives pardon for holdup (Yahoo Sports)
Johnny Rodgers, the Heisman Trophy winner for Nebraska in 1972, has been granted a pardon for his role in the holdup of a Lincoln gas station in 1970. The Nebraska Pardons Board voted 3-0 on Thursday to pardon the 62-year-old Rodgers. The holdup netted $90. Rodgers has repeatedly denied that he had a gun during the holdup.