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Site challenges Cam Newton to lie detector test

Posted on: April 23, 2011 10:12 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

At the moment, Cam Newton is busy worrying about his future in the NFL. He's working out for numerous pro teams who are trying to get an idea of how the kid who dominated college football last season will perform in the professional game. Of course, no matter how he performs in the NFL, odds are that Newton is going to get a nice contract before he ever steps foot on an NFL field.

Though if Cam would like a shot at earning $1 million before that, it seems that somebody is giving him a chance.

A website has been created at camnewtonliedetector.com that challenges the former Auburn quarterback to take a lie detector. According to the site, if Cam Newton can answer "no" to four simple questions and pass the test, the site owner will give him $1 million. What are the questions?

- Prior to signing with Auburn, were you aware your father was “shopping” you to Mississippi State or any other school?

- Did you tell Dan or Meghan Mullen that you signed with Auburn because of the money because you truly believed Auburn had paid for your commitment?

- Did anyone on the Auburn coaching staff/athletic department instruct you how to answer questions from the NCAA by lying or avoiding the truth?

- Did you or your family ever receive any impermissible benefits from Auburn?

I would just like to point out right here and now that I can answer no to all four of these questions and pass any kind of lie detector you would like to subject me to. Can I get $1 million? I'll even let you shoot video of me taking the test and post it on the internet. I'm that confident.

Of course, you do have to wonder if the person challenging Newton to the test actually has the funds to pay Newton the money if he passes. You also have to challenge that person's sanity. I'm just not sure I'm willing to risk that much money in case Newton did pass the test, no matter how confident I was that he wouldn't.

I mean, it's just college football, folks. I love the game too, but not that much.

Comments

Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posted on: April 26, 2011 12:12 am
 

Site challenges Cam Newton to lie detector test

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/

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Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Site challenges Cam Newton to lie detector test

Why take a polygraph for $1 million when Auburn will probably offer him $1 million to not take one...



Since: Sep 23, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Site challenges Cam Newton to lie detector test

- Did you or your family ever receive any impermissible benefits from Auburn?

If the challenger had let it end at three questions there might actually be a story here.  Unfortunately, the challenger had to hedge his/her bet knowing full well that a huge percentage of all student-athletes would not pass question #4. 

Recruiters can't so much as buy a kid an order of onion rings without being out of compliance.  Yes, an innappropriate order of onion rings would cause an untold large number of student-athletes to fail the same questionaire that the challenger seeks as proof that Cam Newton's recruitment was outrageously out of control.

If the challenger wants to include question #4 then the challenger should first have to pass a polygraph test of only one question.
"Have you ever told a lie?"




Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2011 2:12 pm
 

Site challenges Cam Newton to lie detector test

If he actually takes the test and passes he gains in 2 ways.  His biggest flaw to NFL teams is his charactor issue.  This test would clear alot of things that have GM's worry about with taking him.  Along with the 1 million he made when he took the test.  Cam Newton would also improve is draft and payday that goes along with the higher picks.

Once again this comes down to why not take the test unless you really cheated.




Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: April 25, 2011 11:01 am
 

Site challenges Cam Newton to lie detector test

Actually,  I'm sure he could pass 3 out of 4 without a doubt.  The other one?  It's hard to say what a lawyer might have told him or how it might have been worded.  If this guy actually has a million,  let him put it on the table. 



Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 4:05 am
 

Site challenges Cam Newton to lie detector test

Talk about making some easy money.  But that's only if he has nothing to hide.  He will not take this challenge cause frankly he has no integrity or balls. Plus if he can't cheat, lie, or steal his way through it then it's not worth the hassle.



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2011 7:29 pm
 

Site challenges Cam Newton to lie detector test

Win at all costs? You decide. He wont be playing for Bill Belichick anytime soon.
Smile Strange example to use considering Belicheck's history...but that's another story for another day. While most, if not all, GM's find character very important I don't think that most, if any, find it a big deal to get improper benefits in college and then lie about it. Newton is certainly not the first player to do this and won't be the last. Character issues like drug use, poor attitude, and a history of arrests or violence are significant. Taking improper money doesn't seem to be much of a concern to GM's. Certainly his computer theft incident would seem to be a bigger issue.



Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: April 24, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Site challenges Cam Newton to lie detector test

CN should take the offer but add "the best 2 outa 3" stipulation.



Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2011 6:35 pm
 

thanks Mr. Gruden

I'll take a stoned Mallett over a stupid (but talented) Cam. Read the yahoo article on NBA star McGrady: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ba

ll_dont_lie/post/Tracy-McGrady-frea

kish-talent-and-the-peril-o?urn=nba-330022

Cam doesn't strike me as having the total package to make it... But, as he says, maybe he'll load that gun with all the criticism he's getting. I keep thinking of AI's (another NBA example) rant on 'practice.' Yes, practice - some expect you to act like a professional and take ALL things seriously. Wonder if Cam does?



Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Site challenges Cam Newton to lie detector test

Cam: "Ummmm, 36. That's a play, right?"


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