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Tipping point coming for Cam Newton

Posted on: November 17, 2010 11:47 pm
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The only question left seems to be, will Cam Newton's eligibility status remain unchanged through the end of the season?

It seems now that the NCAA or Auburn has to re-address the quarterback's status in the near future. Eligible? Ineligible? The walls are closing in.

There are now two persons close to Mississippi State at least intimating that Newton's father demanded money from the school for his son's services. ESPN.com reported Wednesday that a Mississippi State booster received a text outlining a payment plan for Cam Newton. Bill Bell, a former Bulldogs player, told the website that the now infamous Kenny Rogers sent the text detailing three installments to Newton's father totaling $180,000.

Rogers, another former Mississippi State player, changed his story last week telling a Dallas radio station that Cecil Newton told him it would take between $100,000 and $180,000 for his son to attend Mississippi State. Rogers, another former Bulldog player, has been interviewed by the NCAA his lawyer said. John Bond, who originally reported that Rogers had been seeking money for Cecil Newton, has been interviewed by the FBI.

This case seems to be coming to head as accusations and revelations fly. TMZ reported Wednesday that the FBI was looking into Auburn booster Milton McGregor. Technically, a solicitation of money by a parent is an NCAA violation that follows the player wherever he enrolls rendering that player ineligible -- "generally speaking" according to an NCAA spokesman. 

It's not clear what the situation is with Newton at Auburn but his future is getting increasingly cloudy. Cecil Newton reportedly told Auburn officials last week that he approached Mississippi State for money but that Auburn was not aware of it. Auburn seems confident that it is OK playing Newton.

This story isn't going away soon especially with several news cycles to go before the Iron Bowl on Nov. 26. 

 

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Category: NCAAF
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Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2010 2:36 am
 

Tipping point coming for Cam Newton


bolosak,


After that strong rebuttal of obsenities and your logical, well balanced, and non one-sided statements, you should apply for a job as a fair and balance content neutral reporting agency like NPR.

Whether or not you liked or hated George Bush was not the point. The point was the lack of journalistic integrity when all examiners, including CBS, finally, admitted, that Dan Rather was pushing a story using forged documents. Much like the hatred you are exhibiting by shouting out obscenities, rather than having a discussion of facts.

The NCAA president said it best, "The burden of proof is higher than what it is for somebody who's writing in a blog."



Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2010 12:57 pm
 

Tipping point coming for Cam Newton

I continue to be amazed by the reporting on this story.  OU recruited Newton and they have said that nothing was abnormal about his recruitment and Auburn has said the same.  This is a story of MSU trying to buy Newton because they had to in order to try and land him.  They only reported the request for additional benefits to the SEC after Newton committed to Auburn.  No member of the MSU staff had direct conversations with Cecil Newton about money and that was confirmed by MSU and the SEC.  These MSU boosters or "recruiters" appear to have had conversations with Cecil Newton, who never actually asked for the money based on the most recent report, in an attempt to buy his son's services for MSU.  So in other words, Cecil Newton LISTENED to these attempts to buy his son's services and didn't take them up on it.  He didn't demand squat and Dodd twisting these stories is purely inaccurate. This whole story to me appears to be an attempt by MSU to deflect their wrongdoings onto Auburn and hack journalists like Dodd are their willing mouthpieces.  The focus of these stories should be on these attempts by MSU to buy players and to answer questions about these "recruiters" and boosters. And this is where the focus of investigations are at this time, so how about some honest reporting and stop smearing the reputation of Cam Newton and Auburn by trying to connect dots that just aren't there. Auburn has had nothing to do with any of this and neither has Cam Newton and at this time those are both undisputed facts.



Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: November 18, 2010 11:24 pm
 

Tipping point coming for Cam Newton

Like they WOULD admit to anything! Don't be another boring guy trying to defend the inevitable! People close to the program are scared. They know the truth has yet to reach the surface. Nobody HATES Cam, they just see the writing on the wall. Too bad... Auburn could have had a decent 8-4 season instead of 0-12, 13, 14(?)... Get a life and accept what's coming! Landing the top recruits from 4 states in the southeast and #1 juco in Cam after a 7-5 (3-5 SEC) season with Iowa State reject Chizik? Yeah..right! Bingo machines were paying off extremely well, it sounds. Solid commits to other schools changing to AU at the last minute? I'm sure it was because of how awesome Auburn is!!! You dudes are toast! Look on the bright side... at least Alabama didn't win the west this year. BTW... I am FAR from being a Bama fan, just an outsider seeing what is REALLY happening!



Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: November 18, 2010 11:01 pm
 

Tipping point coming for Cam Newton

I don't hear anyone but "AU faithful" defending sCam. Take your blinders off! It's depressing seeing you guys defending/cheering for someone that has obviously used YOUR program to better themselves and could give a crap about you. No wonder people think the SEC is a joke! 



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2010 10:34 pm
 

Tipping point coming for Cam Newton

This story is filled with so many hearsay comments, sources with no evidence, even alleged voicemails that have now been proven to not exist.  Yes, its fact now that the mystery voicemails that were never turned over to the NCAA back in January are now "destroyed by water damage". This was what Bell told the NCAA yesterday afternoon when asked about the alleged voicemails.  Who are we kidding here?  Even if, and thats a big IF, money was discussed with MSU, there have been some pretty shady reports and accusations flying around that carry heavy red flags. 

The Attorney for the Newton's, George Lawson, has made it very clear that there has been no contact from the FBI or confirmation that the Bureau is involved in this in any way.  So how could that be?  Why would he lie about their involvement?  And why would the FBI, if involved, not be in contact with the family attorney?



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: November 18, 2010 7:47 pm
 

Tipping point coming for Cam Newton

"Technically, a solicitation of money by a parent is an NCAA violation that follows the player wherever he enrolls rendering that player ineligible -- "

This is what the player's father admitted to.  The burden of proof is up to Auburn and the SEC as to why they alloed the player to continue to play after they knew the father had admitted to this.  Gene Chitzik knows the rules too, and if he doesn't then he should find a rule book and a lawyer.  Because I had this information in nyc, before the Georgia game, yet Chitzik continued to play him.  Now he must prove why Cam Newton should be granted an exception to the NCAA rules and their common interpretation.



Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2010 7:03 pm
 

Tipping point coming for Cam Newton

After watching that video i was sick, lol :P



Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2010 6:53 pm
 

Tipping point coming for Cam Newton

blackholeninja,  dude, you are seriously sick!  Get help soon!



Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2010 6:37 pm
 

Tipping point coming for Cam Newton

Just a bunch of heresay garbage. They are just jealous that Cam signed with auburn. Leave the kid alone and let him play football. Anyone can start jealous rumors. I heard that Dennis Dodd and Nick Saban let the Alabama players run a train on them after every win they had, i had the video too but damn aliens came down and zapped it with a static gun and erased it off my phone. DARN!



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2010 6:32 pm
 

Tipping point coming for Cam Newton

all we have heard is that his dad and others AROUND him were seeking to benefit from hie recruitment.  NO ONE has said anything or tied cam newton directly to any benefits or money. 

if it was just his dad, then i feel for him.


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