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Cam ruled eligible

Posted on: December 1, 2010 1:11 pm
Edited on: December 1, 2010 4:20 pm
 

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton was reinstated by the NCAA Wednesday and is eligible to compete a day after being ruled ineligible for a violation of NCAA amateurism rules.

The NCAA in a statement concluded that Newton's father indeed did solicit money from Mississippi State in exchange for the quarterback going to the school. The NCAA said that Cecil Newton and a person believed to be former Mississippi State player Kenny Rogers did "actively market" Newton in a pay-for-play scenario.

However, the NCAA concluded that neither "Newton or anyone from Auburn was aware of this activity, which led to this reinstatement."

On that basis, Newton was allowed to regain his eligibility. Typically, in these cases a school must rule an athlete ineligible until the NCAA can determine the facts in the case. This does not seem to establish precedent. NCAA rules generally state that if a parent solicits money from a school for a child's commitment, that athlete is ineligible wherever he attends.

In this case, the NCAA stated it reviews "each case on its own merits based on specific facts."

Cecil Newton now has limited access to Auburn athletics. Mississippi State has disassociated Rogers.

Category: NCAAF
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Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 8:11 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Thought all of you fans would like to read the statement today, if you haven't all ready, from the NCAA president.



In summary, eligibility is handled by one group for the student athlete, and infractions are handled against institutions.  While the investigation has not officially concluded, the NCAA feels confident enough to say what Auburn has said all along that they have done absolutely nothing wrong and the NCAA agrees.  Keep the conspiracy theories coming.  I guess that's why they've taken it sooo easy on the SEC all these years.....



Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2010 10:03 am
 

Cam ruled eligible

Derettahsth3...read the facts before you comment please.  From the NCAA press release "According to facts of the case agreed upon by Auburn University and the NCAA enforcement staff, the student-athlete’s father and an owner of a scouting service worked together to actively market the student-athlete as a part of a pay-for-play scenario in return for Newton’s commitment to attend college and play football." 
The collusion between the student-athlete's father and the owner of a scouting service does show the intent or the agreement to receive as defined by the SEC bylaw. 



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 10:43 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Ok, here is the problem with your SEC bylaw:

"If at any time before or after matriculation in a member institution a student-athlete or any member of his/her family receives or agrees to receive"

"receives or agrees to receive"

As no actual cash changed hands, and as there was no offer made for anyone to receive.... how can this bylaw have been broken?


Now, it may have been, but so far, no evidence has come forth to prove it



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 8:01 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

tankster-Don't worry about Cam, because the Beavers will have duck for dinner this week. then you will really need that fifth.

I don`t know about that but I do know Auburn going to have some Cock this Saturday.
 



Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 7:57 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Forget what the NCAA says, what about the SEC the wording in the SEC bylaws (Section 14.01.3.2 dealing with Financial Aid states (bold added for emphasis) states:
"If at any time before or after matriculation in a member institution a student-athlete or any member of his/her family receives or agrees to receive, directly or indirectly, any aid or assistance beyond or in addition to that permitted by the Bylaws of this Conference (except such aid or assistance as such student-athlete may receive from those persons on whom the student is naturally or legally dependent for support), such student- athlete shall be ineligible for competition in any intercollegiate sport within the Conference for the remainder of his/her college career."
I think just by the fact that Auburn declared Cam ineligible and had to seek reinstatement that teh SEC bylaw would preclude Cam from playing at ANY SEC school once that determination is made.

Commissioner Slive, you dodged the issue with Auburn long enough.  Step up and declare Cam Newton ineligible for SEC intercollegiate sports as dictated by the rules you are bound to enforce OR STEP DOWN from the SEC.



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 7:35 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible



Don't worry about Cam, because the Beavers will have duck for dinner this week. then you will really need that fifth.



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 7:30 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

 but now I hope they get their a _ _ handed to them in both games they have left to play!!!!!!!!!!


bamaboy think about what you just said. you admit that auburn will play  2 more games. hahaha



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 6:14 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

atltig-Do yourself a favor, go grab a fifth of whiskey

It will take alot more than a fifth of whisky to get anyone to buy the crap that you and you Auburn buddies have convinced yourselves of, namely that Cam and the NCAA are innocent of no coverup in this case.

What are you drinking-smoking?



Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 5:57 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

why limit the time frame to only 2 years?



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 5:54 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

I'm guessing the USC Trojans are taking notes for the future. Once again the SEC is leading the way in showing how to run a successfully corrupt program! All is right in the world.

Ha! This from the fan of a school who's coach is as corrupt as they come. Not to mention your beloved wizard who cheated and won all those BB titles as a result. 

Get ready for your yearly beat down sissy girl.


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