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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: Jan 18, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 4:00 pm

Cam ruled eligible


Are you serious?  Is a fan of Free Shoes University calling the kettle black.  I don't think many SEC fans/alums are happy with the whole Cam Newton thing.  And the "punishment" is a joke.  But if ever anyone needed to shut up and accept the situation, it would be a Florida St. fan.  Give me a break.  Bowden's regime - along with Jimmy Johnson at Miami - essentially changed the rules on what goes on inside a big-time program.  And your name is OldSchoolNoles?  I would love to begin to list the crap that was going on at Florida St. on a  daily basis, but I don't have the rest of the year to write this post.  When I was in school in UF (and I admit that the Gators program doesn't have clean hands) in the 90s, Florida St. was as dirty as they come.  Where does the name Criminoles come from buddy? 

Look, you are right about Cam, but you really need to look in the mirror man.  That is like John Calipari complaining that some other school has sleazy recruiting tactics.  Get real, man.

Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:58 pm

Cam ruled eligible

Looks like Auburn will get away with it, but I've lost all respect for them and anything they accomplish this year. Everyone knows they bought Newton and they compromised their academic standards to get him in. He's as innocent as OJ Simpson. A complete lack of integrity runs to the core of the institution, but I guess that's what it takes for them to win the SEC.

Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:55 pm

Cam ruled eligible

jgtoc-There sure is a lot of hate and resentment in these blogs.
That much emotion pretty well negates the chance of rational, logical thinking and blogging.

Hate? Resentment? No.

I just don't like to see anyone flout the rules like the Newton's and the NCAA.

As an Oregon fan this debacle is not all bad as I would much rather play Auburn than TCU.


Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:52 pm

Cam ruled eligible

I really don't see the purpose in being racist about any of this.  Fact is, anyone on these boards that support a college team cannot throw stones, because we all live in glass houses, somewhere down the line.  My original post, way back before AuTigers twisted it into an attack on Auburn, was about the NCAA, not Auburn.  The NCAA cannot deal with a situation one way, then turn around and, in direct contravention to its own rulebook, deal with a same or similar situation the opposite way.  The rules say if money was solicited, whether the athlete or school knew about it, the athlete is ineligible, case closed.  Then he should ineligible.

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:52 pm

Cam ruled eligible

I must have missed the part that says Cam or his dad actually got money.  Where do the Cadillac comments come from.  Oh that is right, jealous haters always make stupid comments when their inferiority complex's appear.  Noted.

Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:50 pm

Cam ruled eligible

quite the "student athlete" there. 

rolls eyes. 

if auburn does go on to win a title i mean... it's tainted, right? 


Since: Sep 2, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:48 pm

Cam ruled eligible

The whole Cam Newton story is just bad for football shouldve just suspended his black ass i bet TCU's quarterback isnt in a pay for play scenario it's guys like this who later set the the precedent that later ruins the game

Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:46 pm

Cam ruled eligible

Noles, do free shoes or academic fraud occurences ring a bell?

Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:41 pm

Cam ruled eligible

LOL! O.k so now I can shop my kid around the SEC with a 'wink=wink' to my son that he knows nothing about? Really? The kid doesnt know what his dad is doing? Hilarious!  Let Auburn have their national title, nobody outside Auburn will ever recognize it as a legitimate title.  Then again, in the SEC has there EVER been a legitimate title?  Cheating was born in the SEC, and continues to Thrive!!!! Go CAM, lead the Tigers in your brand new Cadillac, laughing all the way to the Bank!
Who said Cheaters never prosper!! Cam is the poster child for Cheating Works!

Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:33 pm

Cam ruled eligible

Great, so now everyone in the SEC (outside of Vandy) can get back to what they do best: winning football games and not graduating.

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