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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

Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:50 pm

Cam ruled eligible

For starters there has been no proof that any money has been paid to anyone at all. So for all you people who consider yourselves to be so intelligent on the situation, maybe you should reassess the rule. Unless i have completely missed something, there has been nothing proven to show that there has been any payment made or received from any parties, MSU included. Having stated this, Cam is RIGHTFULLY eligible at this point. If it is proven that payment was made or received then he deserves to be suspended....until then, let the man continue to WAX EVERY DEFENSE HE PLAY AGAINST! WAR EAGLE!

Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:49 pm

Cam ruled eligible

The only people to mention numbers were the three MSU amigos, and Rogers text he admits to sending Bell.  Another question is how did Rogers know to call Bell?  Not a legitimate sole has said either school paid, and those that say they basically hate Auburn now b/c of this are welcome to keep on hating but really have no legit reason.  Let's pose some more thoughts to those that are know it alls.  There's the claim that Cecil met with Rogers and two MSU coaches prior to the MSU/Ole Miss game last year.  That would have been a year and a week ago now.  At that time is supposedly when money talk began correct?  So it was not until AFTER the first of the year that MSU reported anything to the SEC.  Then didn't respond with anything until July.  Just saying...  Think what you want, but if your team loses to Auburn, you lost period. 

Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:47 pm

Cam ruled eligible

wvulax39-Oregondukfan seems kind of nervous.  I wonder if he would rather face a TCU squad?

Yes I`m nervous, we droppeed out of the bidding for Cam a $350.

That`s all the cash Phil Knights gives to buy players!

We got most of our players for free, HA HA!!

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:40 pm

Cam ruled eligible

Dodd, Have you ever had one good thing to say about Auburn University? NO! If you couldn't write about there problems you'd be out of a job because you're a one sided talentless reporter! You may quote me!!Surprised

Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:38 pm

Cam ruled eligible

Are you serious? In the 1970's, my first cousin was an MSU Spartan football player. His game day ritual reached its midpoint when he stopped door-side on his way out of the locker room to reach into one of the big trash cans with the voluntarily harvested dead Presidents contained therein. That was before the first of several bogus test-taker scandals at SoCal, but after the Middies got caught passing around the answers before the test.
It's college football. Does anybody truly believe that Boone Pickens isn't seeing to it that a little something isn't finding its way to those poor boys down at his little old $100,000,000+ legacy?

Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:37 pm

Cam ruled eligible

hahahaha, "your tennessee buddy". that must be reliable info!

Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:36 pm

Cam ruled eligible

Oregondukfan seems kind of nervous.  I wonder if he would rather face a TCU squad?

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:35 pm

Cam ruled eligible

Next thing, where does this $180k come from.  No one has said that MSU was willing to pay that kind of money, just that Cecil asked for it.  There was no money that changed hands, and there has not been a single allegation that says that any school or booster offered to pay the money.  Maybe Cecil realized no one was going to pay, and then just found the best situation for his son was at Auburn. 

Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:33 pm

Cam ruled eligible

@bamaboy - Shouldn't you be out looking for that train that hit Greg McElroy.  I think AU will be just fine without your support.

I think it's hilarious that the only way most of you would have been satisfied is if Auburn were given the death penalty.  You made up your minds based on zero credible information and now that the NCAA has conducted its investigation and essentially cleared Auburn and the player in question, then the system must be broken.  How about admitting you were wrong and apologizing for trying to ruin this guys reputation? The people that write and enforce the rules decide what the punishments are for specific violations and not the fans of other programs.

Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:32 pm

Cam ruled eligible's kind of like when you are in Highschool and a guy starts spreading rumors that a girl is easy.  Even if she is not, as long as the accusation is there, she is.  That is EXACTLY what the rival teams in the SEC throw us off course.  Go hasn't worked so far. 

Go ahead.  Think we are guilty even though there isn't a shread of evidence to prove it.  

Yeah, everyone is calling the girl a whore and her dad has been caught redhanded trying to pimp her out for $180,000!

But you still think she`s a virgin.

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