At the time this race happened, people were pretty fired up about it. Auburn hate was at an all time high, only to be eclipsed when they won the NCAA title the next year. Unfortunately, it seems like both sides of the argument didn't really address what had happened.
For the most part, either you thought Auburn was full of dirty cheaters and foreigners who couldn't speak English and were taking opportunities from hard working Americans. Or, you thought that people were totally jealous and out to get Auburn. There wasn't as much room for real discussion about what happened. So, now that we have three years passed and people maybe we can have a rational discussion about it.
He totally should have been disqualified, right?