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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: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 5:12 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Read, people (theone), read!  The rules states "if a parent solicits money from a school for a child's commitment, that athlete is ineligible wherever he attends." 

Payment or not is irrelevant.  Knowledge of solicitation is irrelevant.



Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 5:09 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

"Who really believes that Cam Newton didn't know about it because that's what the NCAA seems to be leaning on with there decision.  
I know that I don't...Especially in light of Cam's past history.  This whole family seems crooked.  



Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 5:08 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Are you just seeing the standard of the NCAA.  They tried to Violet Florida law by keeping what's supposed to be public document, private.  Would not cooperate at all.  Had to go to court.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 5:05 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Because someone believes something does not make it so.  Because lots of people believe something does not make it so.  I will be completely honest and say that I believe Cam knew.  But, what I believe does not matter; it is what I know that matters, and I do not know the truth here.  If and when proof is submitted, then we will all know.  Until then, it is all opinion, and that is not enough to keep Cam off the field. 



Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 5:02 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Before I go into my take, please note I'm not an Auburn fan.  Not even an  SEC diehard.  That being said the entire magnitude of this situation has been created by "professional" reporters, and media outlets.  There has not been any substance to these stories until just recently.  But the  headlines, articles, and "sources" have provided weeks of coverage.  This guy had pre-voting polls w/ Heisman voters saying they probably wouldn't vote his way now.  And nothing more than hearsay was the cause at that point.  If Newton is ultimately found to be A-O.K, I would ask these "professionals" to offer an apology as proudly as they have accused, implied, or who knows, just took some liberties let's say.  Go Noles.



Since: Dec 7, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 5:01 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

The reason that Reggie Bush was stripped of his trophy was because it was determined that he shouldn't have been on the field to rack up all those numbers to begin with.  How is this any different?  It doesn't matter that no money traded hands.  It doesn't even matter whether or not Cam Newton knew about it.  (At least it doesn't say so in the rules)  The NCAA found that Cam Newton was inelligible to play.  That means that he shouldn't have been playing all season.  What's the deal.  The NCAA is just going to pretend that the last 12 weeks didn't happen?  Cam Newton's father didn't ask for money on monday, he asked for it at the beginning of the season. 

Is the NCAA in the habbit of setting double standards?  Who really believes that Cam Newton didn't know about it because that's what the NCAA seems to be leaning on with there decision.  Last I checked, the rules didn't state anything about the athlete having to know about it to begin with.  Who wants to bet that that portion of the rule book is changed at the start of next season.  How much money is the NCAA going to make if Auburn makes it to the Championship Game?




Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:57 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

No proof then the kid should play.  There was definitely some funny business going on which is especially disheartening because his father is a minister.  I am glad they ruled on this now because the last thing we need is to find out in late December that he is ineligible for the Fiesta Bowl.



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:56 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

so where's the proof that $ was paid? all these allegations but no proof. the NCAA continues to clear him to play so i guess they lie and cheat as well. hey, maybe the newtons took the $180K and paid it to the NCAA as hush money...IDIOTS!



Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:56 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

I'm so impressed at how expedient and thourough the NCAA has suddenly become with their investigations (sarcasm)!
I think they owe Rich Rod an apology after accusing him of failing to promote an atmosphere of compliance only to find him not guilty several months later...they certainly could have come down with that ruling in a matter of minutes after they officially accused him couldn't they!?!
This is ridiculous and I'm very disappointed in the NCAA in the way this has been handled.  This situation is just baffling to me!  



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:53 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

The NCAA has to realize this sets an awful precedent...In the future, all these crooked players and families will just say "Uncle Joe did all the dirty work, while I was reading my Bible and feeding the poor" kind of nonsense...It is so obvious, yet here we are, pretending the elephant isn't in the room....Cam was already caught steeling a computer a couple years ago, and he and his father TOGETHER,  tried to get him out of it....Check google if you don't believe me...These guys are trash, and everyone is going what elephant, let him play---NCAA is officially a joke....


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