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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: Jun 5, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:10 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Clearly the NCAA can't stand the thought of having TCU and Oregon play for the title.

Personally I'm SEC all the way but this reeks just like not having playoffs.

So the father was asking for money for his son to play at a school and Cam knew nothing about it...So let's assume Miss St. paid the money, how would the father have gotten Cam to play for Miss St. if Cam didn't know anything? Please...Yeah Auburn fans will defend Cam because their title hopes rest on his shoulders but what happens to that title if Auburn wins it and later he is ruled ineligible...Yep they strip the title and all the wins.

Like I said I'm SEC all the way but not like this...The College Football Community will be best served if the Game Cock's or Oregon can knock off Auburn.



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:09 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

The rule is "if a parent solicits money from a school for a child's commitment, that athlete is ineligible wherever he attends." 

Whether or not whoever knew about what is irrelevant.



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:09 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

LMAO....ah, the reply of the unimaginative, the Calipari fallback routine.  Tell you what, I will enjoy the a$$-kicking we put on you...AGAIN...this year, as we do every year, and if not something happens, then it happens.  At least I will be man enough to live in reality about it.  As for the bottom-dwellar comment, if you're trying to push a UK fan's buttons with THAT one, you better try again; we watch football, we support our team, but we do not expect anything from them.  So, try a little harder next time.  Finally, if you are able to sit there and either be completely idiotic enough or naive enough to believe Cam Newton, that sparkling example of good character, knew nothing about this, then stop breathing; you're wasting the air of a useful person.  Now, judging from your apparent lack of intelligence, I will sit and wait for another "original" Cal insult......



Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:07 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

None of the accusations apply to Newton's eligibility anyway

NOT TRUE,  the accusations are that Cecil solicited mony for his sons participation.  Based on the rules, his eligibilty is absolutely in question. 



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:07 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Boxer3jim

Rumor: Cecil Newton asked for cash. The text message was supposedly destoryed on the cellphone it existed so no evidence.
Rumor: Cecil Newton confirmed it. He denied it from day one and still does.
Fact: Bought a stolen laptop. Has know bearing on this case and his record was cleared under the first offenders law in Fla.

And the final two I don't need to address because you so ignorantly brought them up knowing they were rumors to try and prove a baseless point.

There is no blind eye being turned. Provide me with evidence is all I am asking. There is no evidence in this case it is all he said she said crap with no backing thus no action by the NCAA. If they ruled him ineligibile on heresay he could turn around and sue them in a heart beat if they couldn't prove it. You call it the NCAA being weak I call it the NCAA being smart.

That's funny what you say about Oregon...I heard the same thing about USC, Bama, and LSU before those games...How did those turn out?




Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:05 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Glad he was ruled eligible.  First, it was the right thing to do.  Second, now when the Ducks kick Auburn's collective butts in the BCS Championship game noone will be able to say it was because of his absence.




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:05 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

In related news, Cecil Newton is nothing more than a pimp. At least now he can drop the fraudulent "reverend" from in front of his name. I hope.



Since: Jun 5, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:04 pm
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Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:02 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. Learn to read. All of the evidence is heresay, which won't hold up anywhere, and involves Miss. State and Cecil Newton. Don't be mad because UK is a bottom dweller, and always will be. Stick to basketball and you're own NCAA problems that will come with Calipari.



Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:02 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Does not seem that consistency is important to the NCAA.  First of all anyone who believes that a father could solicit for his son without his sons knowledge of it has never had a family. 

Secondly, apparently the comment that Cam allegedly made that the money was better at Auburn has been ruled irrelevant to the case.  This is typical of the NCAA, they have been inconsistent on these matters over the years and should start looking much harder into it. 

I do not believe they made this decision based on favoritism of a school or individual, but made it based on a lack of evidence or knowledge and feared legal action by Cam or Auburn and decided that because they had no hard evidence they must back down. 

If I was a betting man I would say Auburn has their hands dirty too, and that Cam absolutely knew of the deal. Obviously this was the second time Cam was recruited by major colleges and the fact that Cecil even tried to solicit funds tells me that there was a lot this going on prior to speaking to Miss State.

Makes one think that this kind of Tom Foolery happens at many major institutions.  The only way to cure this is for each school to give allowances to each player, the allowance would be a standard rate for players, of course each player getting a different rate based on their class (Frosh, Soph etc) and their starting status.



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