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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: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:44 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

The NCAA is a sham or an organization that enforces its "rules" in a hypocritical, self-serving, BS fashion.  In one case they say "the situation must follow the letter of the law (or their unfathomable rulebook)", while in this one, which coincidentally would have really f-ed up their championship scenario, they say they review "each case on its own merits based on specific facts".  They are so full of $hit and lie so much and their right hands have no idea what their left hands are doing it isn't even amusing anymore, it is almost criminal.  The top ten power conferences need to dump the NCAA, form their own alliance, and watch the rest of the rats leave the sinking ship that is the NCAA at light speed.




Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:44 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Maybe the money was a gift from God?



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:41 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Yeah, definitely give it to the Oregon RB who strangled his girlfriend.  He is a much better person than Cam.


bluegray213
Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:40 pm
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Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:37 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

I have to wonder what the NCAA will say when 2 years from now they figure out Newton did recieve funds and have to strip Auburn of wins and NC because of it, and the Heisman?? I sure hope the heisman people take this into consideration BEFORE they award the trophy to Cam, Give it to anyone but Cam so he does not have to return it like Bush.

auburn fans could care less whether its true or not, they just want thier title shot. Does not matter that in 2 years it will be taken from them, personally its all real sad. Just remember the worms will crawl out slowly but there is a worm or 3 that know the truth of this whole thing and they will come out eventually, its all about the money. Bet you right now if the NCAA offered a 1 million dollar reward for information on Newton being paid by auburn there would be more than 3 people come forward.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:32 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Cameron Newton knew nothing of his father's transgressions....and Nixon knew nothing of Watergate!!!




Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:30 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Boy, howdy, son; you do not know bupkus about just HOW dysfunctional many parents are these days, do you? Michael Jackson's father isn't the only such outstanding example of family values out there. Heck, even 60 years ago, my old man worked three long years of hard overtime in a factory while still a minor, saving up for college. In those days, you couldn't open up a savings account until you were 21. When he went for the money, the cupboard was bare. He'd never admit it, but the fact that none of us knew about it until after he was retired should tell you that it left it's mark on him. But, hey, go ahead and blame the young man without any evidence whatsoever. By the way, I'm willing to bet that the fact that he's two years from being eligible for the NFL draft, for which he's obviously destined, had more than a little to do with him not being sanctioned. Soon enough, he'll have plenty of loot with which to hire lawyers. (The day after tomorrow, I'd guess, on contingency.) The rule would cost the NCAA a boatload of damages, because it, in conjunction with the conspiracy between the NFL and the NCAA to limit the opportunities of their "farm animals", would very likely be ruled both a denial of due process and tortious interference. (But I do admit to being sickened at the sight of all of you painfully crabbed souls getting your rocks off with your draconian responses to every little opportunity to dump on those who've got a better deal than your own (in whatever way.)



Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:28 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

I don't know how you can say this does not set precedent.  The NCAA says it is ok to solicit money as long as the kid doen't know about it.  Couldn't this be  used in every case like this from now on?  How can you prove he did or didn't know?  Too many unanswered questions for me.  And if the FBI is involved and there is proof Cecil solicited money does that mean he is going to federal prison?



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:27 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

  ANY RULE THAT LACKS REPERCUSSIONS IS NOT A RULE....  IT IS A STRONG SUGGESTION.  IF THE NCAA CHOOSES NOT TO ENFORCE THEIR RULE, THEY ARE PULLING THERE OWN TEETH!!  TO ALL THE CECIL NEWTONS OUT THERE, LET THE BIDDING BEGIN, JUST DON'T TELL YOUR SON WHAT YOU ARE UP TO!!!!   CONGRATS NCAA, YOU ARE SPINELESS, CLASSLESS AND SEVERAL OTHER -LESS WORDS THAT COME TO MIND.



Since: Oct 28, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:25 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible


"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."


Ok, regardless of weather Cam had personal knowlege of this the rules seem to be quite clear here.

I say we all play by the same rules.


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