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Two Cam Newton developments

Posted on: November 20, 2010 8:39 am
 

Two indirect developments in the Cam Newton case:

* Bruce Pearl's suspension Friday came through new powers given to SEC commissioner Mike Slive. According to the Birmingham News, the SEC bylaws were changed in June to give the commissioner significantly more leeway in taking coaches and players off the field.

The bylaw:

"The Commissioner has the duty and power to investigate the validity of violations and impose penalties and sanctions against member institutions, their athletic staff members or student-athletes, for practices and conduct which violate the spirit, as well as the letter of NCAA and SEC rules and regulations. This shall include the ability to render prospective student-athletes or current student-athletes ineligible for competition due to their involvement in a violation of NCAA or SEC rules that occurs during the individual's recruitment. The Commissioner also has the authority to suspend institutional staff members from participation in recruiting activities or participation in practice and/or competition due to their involvement in violations of NCAA or SEC rules."

The language seems to suggest that Slive could take a player off the field if the evidence was there -- no having to wait for an NCAA case to conclude, no having to wait for the FBI.

Pearl was suspended for eight games by Slive for lying to the NCAA. Tennessee could get its penalties from that case and from the Lane Kiffin secondaries next month.

* New NCAA president Mark Emmert suggested the association isn't going to fast track the Newton case. While not speaking directly about Newton, he told the Chronicle of Higher Education:

"You’ve got to get the facts right,” Emmert said Friday. “The burden of proof is higher than what it is for somebody who’s writing in a blog ...

 “You’re dealing with young people’s careers and education. You’re dealing with institutional reputations. You’re dealing with a process that is, by its very nature, complicated. We have to get it right.”

Category: NCAAF
Tags: NCAA, Tennessee
 
Comments

Since: Nov 21, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2010 11:26 am
 

Two Cam Newton developments

Yes and you can laugh at us once more as we run away with another heisman and national title. Go ahead...tell me another good joke.




Since: Nov 21, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2010 11:25 am
 

Two Cam Newton developments

Yes and you can laugh at us once more as we run away with another heisman and national title. Go ahead...tell me another good joke.




Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2010 5:13 am
 

Two Cam Newton developments

While I agree that Cam shouldn't be suspended till an investigation is completed and all evidence considered. The problem with that is the season will be over his (in) eligibility will be back logged and winswill be forfeited. Which will be yet another season marked with a black eye if the allegations are true.



Since: Nov 20, 2010
Posted on: November 20, 2010 11:27 pm
 

Two Cam Newton developments

I must have missed something here. Exactly what evidence are you referring to? At this point I nor anyone else on any blog has seen any "EVIDENCE". Perhaps you can provide some so we can put an end to this whole mess, because apparantly you must know something no one else does!




Since: Nov 20, 2010
Posted on: November 20, 2010 11:21 pm
 

Two Cam Newton developments

I must have missed something here. Exactly what evidence are you referring to? At this point I nor anyone else on any blog has seen any "EVIDENCE". Perhaps you can provide some so we can put an end to this whole mess, because apparantly you must know something no one else does!



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2010 10:19 pm
 

Two Cam

Yeah, that's all the world needs now - a decrepit slug like Mike Slime having more power. He's already megalomaniac enough. Next thing you know, he'll want to be emperor.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2010 7:45 pm
 

Two Cam Newton developments

The SEC is the laughing stock of college sports. And the brunt of every joke.



Since: Nov 20, 2010
Posted on: November 20, 2010 5:55 pm
 

Two Cam Newton developments

newton should not be suspended till the facts are in auburn has already played 11 games why would you sit him now the wins will be revoked if wrongdoing is confirmed but you dont take your starting quaterback out over baseless accusations with national chapionship hopes. The coaches know the details and if they did sit newton and nothing comes from these allegations they would look like the biggest idiots around. If the ncaa already knew newton recieved money he would be suspended because it dosen't matter how much its the same violation with 10$ or $180,000.Futhermore you have no ideas about the details of this case no one does exept the coaches cam and cecil newton and the ncaa so stop speculating on what you dont know and listening to reports abouts his uncredible so called agent he has given two different stories and the text messages to prove the case were on his phone that was ruined by water [sounds so convincing].every source or story in this case leads to a dead end an no ones storys match up. I cant sit here and blame this kid for something he might not have done so wait and here facts from a trustworthy source before judgement is placed.



Since: Nov 20, 2010
Posted on: November 20, 2010 5:23 pm
 

Two Cam Newton developments

Nahh, not smarting at all LSUU. I am, I concede a Bama fan; but contrary to what you might otherwise surmise, I am a huge New Orleans Saints fan, and a resident of the Bayou State. I just don'l like LSU for reasons that go WAY beyond what this forum is all about. I rejoice in their every loss, and guess I have to just grin and bear it when they win--but in either case, I do not "smart" for any length of time, nor do I go on "drunken rants" as you so inaccurately suggest. Perhaps a simple "rant" might have been a better description; but I digress. I will grant you that you have made in your otherwise lame attempt to marginalize my argument, a valid point, to wit: Oregon, Auburn, Boise, and TCU, could, indeed, all still lose--although the odds on three of those four (which is what I estimate it would take) losing in order to position LSU in a NC game is somewhere in the same ballpark as the odds of the Detroit Lions winning the Superbowl, that said, you are however, right--it could happen.  And were it to be so, I guess I'll just have to grin and bear it again as this horrendous process called the BCS continues in blissfull idiocy, and my most loathed team "backs" into yet another one. The purpose of my post wasn't a drunken rant; but to simply illustrate that when the process shoe is on the other foot, it seems Tigers, like so many other football fans, tend to talk out of both sides of their mouths. We love it when it serves our purpose, and we loathe it when it works the other way. Or, to put it more succinctly, hypocrisy abounds in the realm of collegiate football. Not meant to be any earth-shattering statement--on
ly all too true.  



Since: Oct 25, 2010
Posted on: November 20, 2010 4:37 pm
 

Two Cam Newton developments

You are right Doddo: If there was any evidence on Cam he would already be ineligible.


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