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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
Comments

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:31 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Cam being eligible is all about ensuring TCU does NOT play for the national championship. The NCAA rule states it does not matter if the student did not know his father was soliciting money. Then they come back and say they review each case on its own merits. I guess this shows as long as you are a top team in the SEC, you will not be punished by the NCAA.



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:22 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Kind of like Auburn has nothing else to hang its hat on other than football?  Apparently there is evidence, if the NCAA themselves say his dad solicited money.....T-H-A-T  I-S  C-A-L-L-E-D  E-V-I--D-E--N-C-E (I spoke very slowly, because you are obviously not a smart person).  And, again, for the last time because I simply have better things to do than debate with the intelligence level of a bread crumb, it is about the NCAA picking and choosing their own rules to follow.  The rule clearly states if this happens, whether or not the player or institution knew about it, the player is ineligible.  Are you really so dimwitted you cannot understand the meaning of that one simple sentence?



Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:20 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

This is one of the shadiest stories to come along in awhile.  How is it that there was no news of Cam even being ruled ineligible on Monday by Auburn?  I mean this website alone covers everything that has to do with SEC not to mention all other blogger websites.  You have a story about Auburn getting fined or something if Cam isn't available for the media after SEC title game but no story about him being ruled ineligible.  And then he his ruled eligible just two days later by the NCAA?  The NCAA doesn't do anything in a timely manner.  I understand that there has to be evidence to prove someone is dirty but this whole situation is just plain dirty.

And there is no way in Hades that Cecil Newton all of sudden decided to change his mind about getting money from other schools and the fact that we are supposed to believe that Cam did not know anything that his dad was doing is just laughable.  I really doubt this is the final end to the story but the timing of everything doesn't make the NCAA look too good.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:18 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Read:  "yeah, by the rules he should be ineligible, but we don't want the black eye we'd get by declaring him ineligible and vacating all of Auburn's wins now.  Plus, TCU in the championship?  We'll just do an about face and vacate everything later if we need to, especially if Oregon wins it all"

Fuck the NCAA.  What was it Tarkanian said?  "The NCAA is so mad at Kentucky, it will probably slap another two years' probation on Cleveland State."  (that was basketball, but the principle applies.)



Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:18 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

AuTigers,

South Carolina, LSU and Alabama are NOT Oregon.  Keep thinking along your biased eyes though.  By the way, why is Cecil limited in contact with Auburn sports now since he is innocent??  Is HE going to sue the NCAA???  Come on, man up.  Its perfectly fine your favorite player cheated.  Happens to the best of us.  I liked Sammy Sosa.  He TOOK steroids,  He cheated.  See how easy it is to join the real world???

Funny thing is I like Auburn, but not the BS the SEC and NCAA is pulling.  Great team this year.  But its tainted.  And it isn't over yet.




Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:16 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Quote from the NCAA statement

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 Ncaa and Auburn says they are facts not hearsay.  If you have a problem with that contact them. We are taking their word for it As Far as I see it, no one has ever said anything about Auburn doing wrong.  this is about whether what cecil did should affect cam's eligibility period. We have different opinions  no need for name calling



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:16 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

BigRed...learn to read yet again. That big word is pronounced EVIDENCE. If you can provide some stating that any of the above took place feel free. Hold your breath while you do it.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:15 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Absolutely ridiculous.  Its basically a free pass for everyone to have their Dad get cash for them before they sign their letter of intent.  All you have to do is say "Well I didn't know my Dad was doing that" and everybody gets off with a slap on the wrist.  The NCAA is a joke!!!!



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:15 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

UK, Basketball hasn't been relevant at Auburn since Barkley. UK has nothing else to hang it's hat on other than basketball. We don't expect anything from our team...wow now that's a sign of true mediocrity. Shouldn't you strive to be better? Guess not. Did I say he had good character? Did I say he didn't take money? Did I say any of that? I said provide evidence. Nobody can so why would you be ignorant enough to argue. You have no foundation, no base, and no brain.



Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:11 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

UK it is about whether or not Cam Newton or Auburn knew that it took place. Clearly neither did and there has been no evidence stating otherwise.

Dont tell other people to learn to read if you cant follow your own advice.  It does not matter at all if Cam knew, if his father solicited money, then he is ineligible.  End of story.  If we did not have this rule in place, then every father would solicit money for their child because there are no real reprecussions to the student.


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