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NCAA declares Cam Newton eligible

Posted on: December 1, 2010 12:58 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Here's some bad news for TCU or any other school or fan base out there hoping that the hammer was going to come down on Cam Newton.  The NCAA declared Newton eligible on Wednesday.

On Monday the NCAA that a violation of amateurism rules took place, and Auburn declared Newton ineligible on Tuesday as they're required to do.  Still, using the evidence it had, the NCAA found that while Cecil Newton along with Kenny Rogers did in fact try to solicit money for his son, Cam Newton was unaware of it and the NCAA decided to reinstate his eligibility.  Though according to the agreement between the NCAA and Auburn, Cecil Newton's access to the Auburn athletic department has been limited.

The relationship between Kenny Rogers and Mississippi State has been dissolved.

“Our members have established rules for a fair and equal recruitment of student-athletes, as well as to promote integrity in the recruiting process,” said Kevin Lennon, NCAA vice president for academic and membership affairs. “In determining how a violation impacts a student-athlete’s eligibility, we must consider the young person’s responsibility. Based on the information available to the reinstatement staff at this time, we do not have sufficient evidence that Cam Newton or anyone from Auburn was aware of this activity, which led to his reinstatement. From a student-athlete reinstatement perspective, Auburn University met its obligation under NCAA bylaw 14.11.1. Under this threshold, the student-athlete has not participated while ineligible.” 

All of which is a fancy way of saying that every single win that Auburn had with Cam Newton as its quarterback will stand, and that any win from here on out will also stand.  Which means that if Auburn beats South Carolina on Saturday, it will be playing for a national title, and if it wins that game, it won't be stripped of it any time in the future.

Which, obviously, is fantastic news for Auburn, Cam Newton, and Auburn fans everywhere.
Comments

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2010 7:55 pm
 

NCAA declares Cam Newton eligible

56-17   Bada-bing



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:18 pm
 

NCAA declares Cam Newton eligible

If Auburn had the 70th toughest schedule and Oregon the 6th, Auburn would still be undefeated.  Oregon would be nowhere to be seen.  I remember hearing how Arkansas was going to stomp Auburn.  Then, LSU was certainly going to do so.  Then it was Alabama.  Now, it's Oregon.  Yawwwwnn



Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:06 pm
 

NCAA declares Cam Newton eligible

Auburn plays great.  So does money and rules.  Bush gave his Heisman back, and USC forfeited plenty.  Good luck when someone OTHER than the NCAA starts snooping(you know, the pesky IRS and FBI, who want their cut).  Perhaps you fellas can go back to obscurity in the SEC, where others have a bigger payroll than Auburn.

Cam can have the Heisman, he is the best player on the field.  Good luck with the Oregon game.  They played Stanford, and crushed them.  Stanford would be favored by three on a nuetral field with Auburn.  Oregon might be a 7-10 point favorite.  I hope its not above 14 though, cause I plan on making a fortune as long as South Carolina doesn't throw a pothole in this.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:51 pm
 

NCAA declares Cam Newton eligible

Yeah.  The whole agent/dad/meetings thing had a lot to do with Auburn's play on the field.  Had it not be for some conversations, they certainly wouldn't be able to play like they do.  Yeah, Oregon has really steamrolled some great teams!! HAHAHA



Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:38 pm
 

NCAA declares Cam Newton eligible

So much for the "we can't beat them so we might as well pay our players" crowd.  You can stay, buddy.  The rest of us will move along, play by the rules, and watch the NCAA find a way to weasel out of this one.  Good luck beating Oregon though....You might NEED to PAY a few NFL players to have a chance in that game, but with the SEC budget and the crooked NCAA standing behind you, its an even playing field.  Any chance the NCAA and the SEC can pay the officials to for ya???



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 1:23 pm
 

NCAA declares Cam Newton eligible

So much for the "we can't beat em on the field so let's whine about Cam" crowd
Move along, nothing to see here.  Better luck next year.



Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 1:13 pm
 

NCAA declares Cam Newton eligible

Only in the SEC can you BLATANTLY break the NCAA laws and be found eligible.  I could care less who gets served to Oregon for a beating, but apparently Bush taking payments and Newton selling himself are two different things.  I have an idea.  Since the SEC is so crooked, taking and paying money left and right, cheating academics, etc., why not add them to the NFL???  Their arrest records and pay would be in line, so no changes need to be made.  Then perhaps the rest of the NCAA can play on an even field for once.  This proves the NCAA is crooked and a joke.



Since: Nov 29, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 1:09 pm
 

NCAA declares Cam Newton eligible

Good for Cam! His father is a scum bag, though. 


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