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Cam Newton will now be paid to play

Posted on: January 13, 2011 9:06 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Okay, get the "you mean he'll be paid more to play" jokes out of the way now.  In an announcement that should come as a shock to absolutely nobody who has paid an ounce of attention to college football this season, Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is leaving school to enter the NFL draft.  Auburn released a statement on Thursday night confirming the news.

"This decision was difficult for me and my family," Newton said in the release. "After talking to Coach Chizik and Coach Malzahn, I think it is best that I make that next step in my career and forgo my senior season and enter the NFL Draft. It was a very hard decision for me, especially after coming off the great season we had at Auburn. I'm blessed to have been around an excellent environment and have great teammates, coaches and support from the Auburn family.

"It's been a blessing for me to be a part of something so great.  Any time you win games it's a big deal, but for this school to win a BCS National Championship, what a way to make people happy. Auburn is a special place that I can call home."

There was no reason for Newton to stick around Auburn.  He's already won the Heisman Trophy and a BCS title, and with that whole NCAA investigation looming over his head, why would he bother dealing with another year of the allegations? 

Of course, this does present a bit of a problem for Auburn.  Without Newton around, the Tigers aren't going to be ranked number one to start next season, and they may not even be in the top ten.  Especially when you consider that Auburn will likely be without its best defensive player next season as well.  Nick Fairley will be making an announcement about his draft status on Friday, and you generally don't hold press conferences at your high school when you intend on returning to college for another season.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 6:39 am
 

Cam Newton will now be paid to play

Definitely I this was an extremely serious distribute thank you for choosing than it. You seem to feel a tremendously been through creator.


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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 9:33 pm
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Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2011 8:32 pm
 

Cam Newton will now be paid to play

Awwwww... Cam's just a big kid having fun.  Isn't that what amateur sports is supposed to be all about?  As some of us have already noted, a big smile and ability to put together a sentence of two will take you a long way in our culture, right, Snookie?



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2011 12:35 pm
 

Cam Newton will now be paid to play

Does that mean that Newton will not be one of the 5 highest paid people in the State of Alabama in 2011?



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2011 12:02 pm
 

Cam Newton will now be paid to play

At least Chizik can now take Newton off the payroll.




Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2011 11:37 am
 

Cam Newton will now be paid to play

   Yeah, suddenly he now consults with his family?  This guy is such a fraud, it makes you wonder if gm's in the NFL will be in a hurry to pick him....In the NFL running quarterbacks usually don't last that long, and in the national title game, he got hit a few times and it clearly affected his play......
   I think the fraud will continue, in that once he gets the money, he will lose interest in the sport and retire in a couple years--seriously...I'm sure some stupid team will convince themselves they can make him a star, but the writing is on the wall with this guy...
   Oh, the last time a heisman winner that was a starting quarterback won a superbowl---Jim Plunkett....The potential 
;BUST factor is why NFL is trying to change how much they have to dish out to these unproven rookies....Wouldn't it make you mad to spend alot of your money on one player, aka Jamarcus Russell, only to find out---doh!!!....Cam will be part 2 of Russell---no doubt....



Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2011 10:20 am
 

Cam Newton will now be paid to play

Good riddance. $cam. Without you Cheezdik will be fired in two years. You'll go on to a short lived career of mediocrity before going to jail for stealing Belicheks playbook.




Since: Dec 31, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2011 6:05 am
 

Cam Newton will now be paid to play

Good luck to Cam "Big Money" Newton. I wish him the best at the next level. One thing I have to wonder, though: isn't he taking a pay cut by going to the NFL?



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2011 4:44 am
 

Cam Newton will now be paid to play

now be paid???  cbs, the dunce cap, network



Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2011 2:08 am
 

Scam Newton will get a raise

"I'm blessed to have been around an excellent environment and have great teammates, coaches and support from the Auburn family."

And when Scam says "support from the Auburn family" he means, $$$$upport from the Auburn family.




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