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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: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:00 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

AuTigers77,

Ignorant??  Looking in the mirror are you???

Fact: Cecil Newton asked Mississippi State for cash.
Fact: He confirmed it.
Fact: NCAA rules state player is ineligible, unless he is Cam Newton and resides in the SEC.
Fact: Bought a stolen laptop.(Not that this is the worst thing in the world, but brings his integrity in question)

Rumor: Cam Newton DIDN'T know he was being shopped for cash(Islands for sale in Hawaii for $100 an acre)
Rumor: Cam cheated on tests

Sorry, buddy, you can turn the blind eye, but anyone with a shred of intelligence has to look at the big picture.  You go back to playing with the Teletubbies and Barney.

Give Cam the Heisman.  He is the best player in football.  Give Bush back his Heisman.  He was the best player in football.  Good luck with South Carolina, and if you make it that far, my condolences.  By the time Oregon(a team I can't stand) gets done with ya, you ill wish they stripped your chance.



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:57 pm
 

Come On...

Ha! Reggie Busch didn't know either...what a joke.



Since: Dec 15, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:56 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

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.

Except for the laptop (and maybe the parking tickets which by the way would not necessarily result in a license suspension), what has anyone verified?
None of the accusations apply to Newton's eligibility anyway.  If it did the NCAA would have addressed it.  They would have to because all the members, your favorite school included,  hold them accountable. The SEC schools doesn't pull any more weight than anyone else. 

If he cheated at Florida, Florida should have addressed it.  Punish Florida? Makes more sense than punishing Auburn, doesn't it?

So you read somewhere that Cam Newton said something and you are gullible enough to accept it as fact because you want to believe it.  Then you repeat it as fact. 

You spout off about NCAA rules as if you were a lawyer specializing in that area.  You think maybe the NCAA and their lawyers might possibly know more than you about their own rules?

You spout off about all that you think Newton has done because you have conducted an exhuastive two month long investigation?  No, that's what the FBI and NCAA did.  You just repeat and twist what you read somewhere.  Maybe the NCAA and the FBI know more than you do.




Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:55 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

COVER-UP...this is a sham to keep the SECCG and the NCG between the SEC and PAC-10. to quote from the NCAA news release "When a school discovers an NCAA rules violation has occurred, it must declare the student-athlete ineligible and may request the student-athlete’s eligibility be reinstated. Reinstatement decisions are made by the NCAA national office staff and can include conditions such as withholding from competition and repayment of extra benefits. Newton was reinstated without any conditions."  I am curious as to what new information was released yesterday that led Auburn to declare $cam in-eligible that was not in the public view 3-4 weeks ago and am definately surprised on how quickly the NCAA was able to rule on this considering they took MONTHS in other cases this year and YEARS in the Bush case.  By Auburn's actions of declaring Newton in-eligible, they should be forced to vacate the victories over UGA and Alabama when the news broke which would still place a 2 loss Auburn in the SECCG, with no hopes of competing for the NCG.  So let me understand this properly; a jersersy, worth $1000 is a 4 game suspension, an airflight to Miami and being treated to a weekend in the sun is a 2 game suspension and solicitation of 150-200K is 0 games and 1 day in-eligible?  Contrary to Mr. Slive's remark " “The actions taken by Auburn University and Mississippi State University make it clear this behavior will not be tolerated in the SEC.”, I think it proves exactly the opposite, the more money the less time you will be penalized. 



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:52 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

flying_headbutt wrote: "The Severely Egregious Conference is investigated more than any other conference because it flauts the rules more than any. This is a ridiculous slap on the wrist for another in a long series of ludicrously blatant NCAA rules violations. I mean, come on. Auctioning the kid to the highest bidder? Did they even look into Auburn's actions? The NCAA employs only the most bumbling investigators since Chioef Inspector Jacques Clouseau." Do tell. I'm a fan of the Arrogant A**** from Ann Arbor, but even I know that, for all of the "higher learning" that DOESN'T go down at most SEC schools, the offenses of their athletic programs PALE INTO INSIGNIFICANCE next to those of Southern Cal. At least the likes of Alabama haven't repeatedly been caught operating a diploma mill in their athletic department. The kids in the South are at least smart enough to do their own cheating on tests, so that their school needn't pay to have others cheat for them. As for "Auburn's actions," nobody even ALLEGED any, excepting certain libelous bloggers.



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:52 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

AuTigers, this isn't about whether this took or place or not; it DID, as the NCAA admits, so yes, there IS proof.  But, this isn't even about that.  This is about the NCAA swinging whichever way the wind blows, according to how it affects them.  No one needs more proof than the NCAA, because the proof has been laid out there.  By the letter of the rulebook, he should be ineligible, case closed.  Unless the bitches at the NCAA get too chicken$hit to enforce their own rule...which they are.



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:51 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

The truth is Cameron Newton was "ruled ineligible for a violation of NCAA amateurism rules" but is getting away with it.



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:49 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Bahahahaha these comments are great. A bunch of ignorant people, that apparently have more proof than the NCAA, have now been made to look like fools and they get defensive. 90% of the comments are from Bama fans, UGA fans, Auburn haters or just SEC haters in general. Take off your glasses and look at the facts but watch out you might see the truth...and that would be asking for wayyyyy too much.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:48 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

Wait a second:  was he ruled inelgibile in order to be reinstated?

And how does the NCAA flaunt its own rules?



Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2010 2:46 pm
 

Cam ruled eligible

The NCAA is and continues to be the biggest joke on the planet. From no playoff in college football to an absolutely toothless policy on dealing with pay for play schemes, they are a complete joke.

Wow, what a giant loophole. So if I'm a top notch player I'm going to have my father ask all the schools that want me for money (because there's no way they can prove I knew about it), and if we get caught I blame it all on my father and walk away clean! What a great system! This will be exploited by agents, parents, and atheletes alike to no end.

Those of you who constantly cry about playing players and how it shouldn't be done, it's wrong, they already get paid by getting "full rided" at college are going to get a lot more sad. Because this will open the flood gates to play players in a way that is bullet-proof. As long as you do not text or email or in some other provable way communicate with your parents about the money they are extorting from agents or schools or show up with a new car or something else suspicious, you can get paid - through your parents - all you want and have no consequences.

Get out your checkbooks big football universities, because the price of star athelete has just gone up...way up!!!!



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