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Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

Posted on: November 10, 2010 5:42 pm
 

The national Cam Newton discussion has led us this far ... We now have Mississippi State admitting it contacted the SEC in regards to "an issue" relating to Newton's recruitment.

One can only imagine was that "issue" was. We've been pulling our hair out about it since Thursday night. The release below does clear up some time line issues. For the first time we have on the record that the SEC knew about the Newton recruitment since January. 

(Released Wednesday afternoon from Mississippi State)

 Mississippi State University acknowledges that it contacted the Southeastern Conference office in January of 2010 regarding an issue relating to its recruitment of Cam Newton.

Shortly after the initial call, the SEC office requested specific information to include interviews with involved staff from MSU.

Due to MSU dealing with ongoing and time-consuming eligibility issues involving non-football matters in the winter and spring of 2010, the specific SEC request went unfulfilled.

Some additional information was provided to the SEC during July of 2010.

Once the NCAA enforcement staff became involved, Mississippi State University cooperated fully with its investigation.

MSU is confident the SEC office has managed this process consistent with its established procedures and the university is committed to the conference’s ongoing efforts to ensure compliance with SEC and NCAA rules.

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Patty2
Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2010 12:13 am
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Since: Apr 29, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 12:08 am
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

This following example has little to do with Cam Newton.  It is, however, illustrative of football recruiting in general.  Simply watch the ESPN documentary on Marcus Dupree.  Mr. Dupree participates in the documentary.  He denies nothing.  In fact, he confirms everything.  When his mother asked what it would take for Mr. Dupree to return to Oklahoma for his sophomore season she replied, "I'd like a double-wide trailer".  It was done.  Dupree returned to Oklahoma.  While Mr. Dupree did not finish his sophomore year at the school, it should be noted that this "benefit" or "pay for play" occurred in 1981/82.  This is not new.  As an Ohio State fan, I'm well aware of Andy Katzenmoyer taking "History of Golf" in order to remain eligible.  The SEC does not have a monopoly on this sort of behavior.  They just do it bigger.



Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2010 12:04 am
 

The More I Hear, The More I Think I Smell A RAT

      
;     &nbs
p; The more i hear. The more i think daddy learned from Reggie Bush. Like son if those people were paying that kid that MUCH to play college ball. Why cant you get paid alot of money too. The most that can happens is the NCAA will strip some wins from the school and put the team on probation. But you will be lone gone and in the NFL like Reggie. So they took the Heisman. If you are making millions in the NFL you can have heismans is every room. We will be rich and happy like Reggie. I will handle this son. Just play ball.



Since: Nov 10, 2010
Posted on: November 10, 2010 11:50 pm
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

**make sure your are grammatically correct.** **make sure your statement is grammatically correct**
Just sayin...



Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2010 10:37 pm
 

Greg Doyel PROVED an idiot, again.

Corona79, if you are going to rip on Doyel for having a bad title, next time make sure your's is grammatically correct.
When you don't it makes you sound like an idiot.



Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2010 10:25 pm
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

Do I think Cam's father/recruiters asked for cash for him to sign?  Yes.  Do I think any money actually changed Hands?  Not so sure.  I do think it sucks that this cloud is hovering over what I think is a good kid.




Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2010 10:23 pm
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

It will be nice to hear a complete story about Cam Newton instead of all these little leaks.  Usually when there are leaks, there is an oncoming flood.  As for the SEC, well, this case doesn't help establish itself as a pristine conference beyond reproach.  It will be nice to know if MSU maintained a paper trail.  Could you imagine the NCAA sanctioning a CONFERENCE for impropriety?  That would be a great story.  Of course, MSU may have a price and the SEC will dig into its coffers to help MSU in anyway possible to shove this story under a rug.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2010 9:14 pm
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

WHERE THERE'S SMOKE....THERE'S FIRE!!!




Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2010 8:39 pm
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

AU knew there were recruiting irregularities in July when the SEC contacted them regarding Newton's recruitment....  Knowing this, they would not be playing this guy.  It's not like no one has gotten caught paying a player.  Bama just got off probation for the same offense so AU knows all too well what the penalty(s) would include.  Would a coach bet his career and 2 million dollar salary on one kid?  Obviously, the answer is yes because it's been done so many times.....but once the NCAA start sniffing around it's time to fold, not go all in (especially when the season hasn't even started).  AU went all in as soon as they played Newton in August with the knowledge of a potential NCAA investigation.  All schools cheat.  If you don't believe it, you're extremely naive.  But, if or when the benefits start to include huge amounts of cash something has to give. 
I'm a AU fan and have been my whole life and I don't believe they are guilty because 1) It would be extremely stupid to call the NCAA's bluff and if I know that....the folks making the decisions do as well  2) No one knew how good this kid was before he started THIS season so he didn't warrant six figures.

If AU paid this guy 200k (more than I make in two years) my money will no longer go to AU and I hope they get hammered.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2010 8:18 pm
 

Mississippi State admits contacting SEC

We've been pulling our hair out about it since Thursday night.Looking at your picture, this must be a literal and not a figurative statement, Dodd. 


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