NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 10: (L-R) Dede Westbrook of the Oklahoma Sooners, Deshaun Watson of the Clemson Tigers, Jabrill Peppers of the Michigan Wolverines, Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners and Lamar Jackson of the Louisville Cardinals pose for a photo with the Heisman trophy during a press conference prior to the 2016 Heisman Trophy Presentation at the Marriott Marquis on December 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is still over a month away but speculation on the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner has been raging for months. While a handful of quarterbacks from the College Football Playoff contenders have held the top spots for ages, there are plenty of players who can emerge and surprise us.According to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook via 247Sports, 10 players have been given 20/1 odds or better.The top odds are actually tied between Alabama junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Clemson sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence at +275.Tagovailoa led Alabama to a national title win over Georgia in the 2017 season and followed that up with a Heisman trophy runner-up performance in 2018. Lawrence took over as Clemson’s starter in Week 5 and went on to lead the Tigers to an undefeated season, culminating in their 44-16 national title game victory over Tagovailoa and the Crimson Tide.Three quarterbacks are tied for the third-best odds at 10/1: Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez, and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts. Of the three, Hurts is the most experienced and part of the program that boasts the last two consecutive Heisman Trophy winners.In sole possession of sixth place is Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor at 18/1. Over the past two seasons he has rushed for 4,171 yards, a 6.9 yards/carry average, and 29 touchdowns.The final four players in the top ten are all quarterbacks from different Power Five conferences: Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert, and Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger.Will the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner be one of these ten players, or will another under-the-radar player surprise us all?
Dead: Jason De FlorimonteThe hotelier who reportedly gunned down a 30-year-old driver on Saturday last following an altercation in Subryanville, Kitty, Georgetown is still in police custody and the file has been sent for legal advice.This is according to the Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan on Monday.INews had reported that on the day in question, Jason De Florimonte of Fifth Avenue Subryanville, Kitty, Georgetown was killed following a series of events that reportedly started with an altercation between him and his girlfriend.Based on information received, the deceased, who is a driver, was parked in front of the Tourist Villa Hotel and Bar located at Lot 95 Fifth Avenue Subryanville at about 01:45h, where he had the misunderstanding with his 24-year-old girlfriend.This online publication understands that at this point a handyman attached to the hotel confronted the couple, which eventually led to a verbal altercation between him and De Florimonte.The handyman reportedly attempted to leave the scene, but the driver gave chase and ran into the hotel owned by the suspect.At this point, the perpetrator, who was said to be a licenced firearm holder, opened fire on the driver, reportedly shooting him four times to his right side chest, resulting in his subsequent death.The police were summoned and the hotelier was arrested and placed into custody, while the body of De Florimonte was taken to the Georgetown Hospital.A postmortem examination conducted earlier today determined that he died as a result of multiple gunshot injuries.Investigations are currently ongoing. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSubryanville hotelier guns down driverAugust 4, 2018In “Crime”Subryanville hotel killing: Magistrate recuses self from presiding over caseSeptember 15, 2018In “Court”Hotel owner placed on $1.5M bail over shooting death of Kitty manAugust 8, 2018In “Court”