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Jay Jacobs isn't mad at Cecil Newton

Posted on: January 21, 2011 11:45 am
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Such is the world of the NCAA and college football these days that the fact that Cam Newton was seen hugging his father on the field in Glendale following Auburn's win over Oregon became a national story. That's what tends to happen when the Heisman Trophy winner has a father who was trying to sell his son to the highest bidder, and has been told by stay away from the Auburn football program by the NCAA. Which is why it's hard to blame Auburn for asking Cecil Newton to stay away from the game, as athletic director Jay Jacobs and Cecil Newton came to a mutual agreement that he'd stay away from the game.

So is Jacobs upset at Cecil for being on the field after the game? Did it go against the agreement? Nope and nope.

"My understanding is he actually came in after the game was over for the celebration," Jacobs said. "Now, I haven't spoken to Mr. Newton. But based on what his attorney said, that's my understanding. As far as I'm concerned, he didn't go against anything we mutually agreed upon."

Newton's attorney said that Cecil watched the game off-site and came to the stadium after the game for the celebration. Which is somewhat odd considering that I'm pretty sure the fine folks at any stadium are busy trying to get you out of the stadium once the game is over, not allow new people in. I suppose it's possible that Cecil Newton may have told somebody at the stadium who he was, and they then let him in, but I'm not sure.

Whatever the case is, the bottom line is it doesn't matter. He was just a father who wanted to be with his son as he celebrated the biggest accomplishment of his life. I don't see why anyone needs to try and take that away from him.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 4:49 am
 

Jay Jacobs isn't mad at Cecil Newton

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Since: Mar 12, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2011 11:52 am
 

Jay Jacobs isn't mad at Cecil Newton

"I don't see why anyone needs to try and take that away from him."

Very obviously you do not understand. No one is trying, or did try, to take that away from him. He jeopardized that himself when he tried to sell his son like a $5 whore. It's called accountability. Kind of like I jeopardize my right to drive if I drive too fast and receive a number of tickets. Some people have no problem with entering a situation where there are rules in place and imposing their will by behaving in a manner which suggests the rules don't apply to them.

Gauging the reaction from national media, coaches, University Presidents and Conference Commissioners, I would have to say that 51% of "College Football Nation" disagrees with you and real, real soon this situation is going to explode. Then you will understand that Cam and Cecil Newton were the least of Auburn's problems and that what you have been defending are two of the most narcissistic and sociopathic personalities to ever pass through the college football landscape.

Quick question-are you aware that Cam (or somebody) took his courses online this semester? Auburn, specifically Coach Gene Chizik, said that it was "too much of a distraction."



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2011 1:02 am
 

Jay Jacobs isn't mad at Cecil Newton

Jay Jacobs is nothing buy a Pat Dye puppet. He is the Auburn AD in title only.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2011 12:45 am
 

Jay Jacobs isn't mad at Cecil Newton

Jay Jacobs is nothing but a Pat Dye puppet. He is the Auburn AD in name only.



Since: Jul 5, 2009
Posted on: January 21, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Jay Jacobs isn't mad at Cecil Newton

' He was just a father who wanted to be with his son as he celebrated the biggest accomplishment of his life'... after his trying to pimp his son to Mississippi State almost cost his son (and his son's team) the chance to even play in the game, let alone celebrate it.  Sure Jay Jacobs isn't upset; at this point there isn't anything he can do.  If Cecil/Cam/Auburn broke NCAA rules, said rules have already been broken; if Auburn (or an Auburn booster) paid Cecil/Cam to come to the Plains, Cecil showing up in Glendale isn't going to increase the hammering AU will get from the NCAA.  Of course Cecil could just use the Cam Defense...'I didn't know my son was playing in the game.  I just happened to be there.  Honest, I really didn't know what he was doing.'



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