ESPN adds Navy’s Keenan Reynolds back to Heisman House after complaints

ESPN has a site where fans can vote for who they think is worthy of winning this year’s Heisman trophy, but strangely, they removed Navy quarterback Kennan Reynolds from the list, even though he had a double digit lead.

The network then released the following statement after adding Reynolds back to the list of choices:

“For the final three days of the Nissan Fan Vote, we adjusted the list to include any players who have received 1% or more of the Fan Vote to date… voting closes this Saturday, December 5, at midnight EST.”

Of course Navy and their fans took to Twitter to denounce the Worldwide Leader.

Why was Keenan Reynolds taken off the ESPN Heisman House Voting? You now have to look for him manually.

— Navy Athletics (@NavyAthletics) December 1, 2015

#NavyFootball QB Keenan Reynolds was running away with the fan vote so @Nissan or @espn took him off the ballot:

— Navy Athletics (@NavyAthletics) December 1, 2015

Another example of @ESPN making up ways to influence fan voting. News flash: Reynolds has a double digit lead from us "lowly" fans.

— Austin Lanteigne (@a3lanteigne) December 2, 2015

An ESPN spokesperson did come out and explain why Reynolds disappeared from the list, and it turns out it was fairly simple.

Turns out that the players with individual links on the Heisman House voting page are populated from the list of players in ESPN’s Heisman Watch Experts’ Poll. Reynolds was seventh and receiving votes in last week’s Experts’ Poll, but he did not receive any votes after Navy lost to Houston.

Technically, you still could have voted for Reynolds, but you would have just had to search through all the conferences, teams and players to do so. And in this age of instant gratification, AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!

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