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The Cecil Newton Rule is finally adopted

Posted on: January 11, 2012 6:36 pm
Edited on: January 11, 2012 6:46 pm
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INDIANAPOLIS – Cecil Newton’s flesh-peddling days are over. Or at least his sort of conduct is finally illegal in the NCAA's eyes.

The NCAA Legislative Council on Wednesday formally adopted legislation that designates any parent an “agent” who tries to sell the services of their child to an institution. Cam Newton was allowed to play, win the Heisman and win the national championship in 2010 essentially because there was no specific NCAA bylaw to govern his father’s conduct.

The NCAA admonished Cecil Newton for his action in 2010 trying to extract a reported $180,000 for his son to attend Mississippi State. Wednesday's legislation, though, came a year and a day after Cam Newton helped Auburn win that year's national championship over Oregon.

“It essentially closes the loophole,” said council chair Carolyn Campbell-McGovern here at the NCAA Convention.

It took the NCAA almost 14 months to change the language of the legislation after Cecil Newton first reportedly solicited money from Mississippi State in November 2010.

The new language now exists under Bylaw 12 in the NCAA Manual dealing with amateurism:

“ … an agent is any individual who, directly or indirectly, represents or attempts to represent an individual for the purpose of marketing his or her athletics ability or reputation for financial gain …”

“It was important for us to shore that up and make sure we were encompassing all individuals,” Campbell-McGovern. “It addresses not only who is covered but also the scope. Trying to do it is a crime. Not a crime, but a violation.”

Here are selected passages from the rationale portion of the bylaw:  “ … an industry of individuals has been created, including runners, financial advisors, marketing representatives, business managers, brand managers and street agents who seek to broker elite athletes for financial gain …

“ … the competitive nature of the industry has resulted in finding way to circumvent the rules. One constant is the use of outside third parties.”

Imagine that, a birth father who raised and nurtured a child, now being labeled an outside third party.

 

 

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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:33 am
 

The Cecil Newton Rule is finally adopted

Way to be REACTIVE NCAA.  How about you start getting PROACTIVE and get out ahead of these things before they happen. Auburn gets to keep their NC and Scam gets to keep his Heisman after his father got all that money but guys that sell their own things that belong to them (none of which will be with the team after this year i might add) lose a school a bowl game and scholarships (also include A. J. Green in this argument).  Great System NCAA way to go really top notch.



Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 7:56 am
 

The Cecil Newton Rule is finally adopted

Wow, they really suck in trying to establish a rule.  Three years from now they will be changing it from 'parent' to 'family member'. 




Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 5:08 am
 

The Cecil Newton Rule is finally adopted

Imagine that, a birth father who raised and nurtured a child, now being labeled an outside third party. "  --Dennis Dodd

In a civilized society, Dennis, people like these purposeless suits would be torn apart by outraged mobs. Little men these, burrowing in amongst one another, making their plans for "other lives unknown." I call them 'hollow men'. They've little to no sense of connection to the communities over which they seek to extend their amoebic rule, no grasp of the organic nature of human institutions, no understanding of the import of their machinations and pronunciamentos on living souls. I don't hate most of them, but, collectively their Long March terrifies me. Whatever it is that they are building, it's certain to be one monstrous Jabberwocky. 

These are those without whom the gaggles of psychopaths and syphilitics who ruled Nazi Germany would've amounted to little more than a 'Three Stooges' sketch directed by Hieronymous Bosch. Efficient to a fault--the which is that it's pretty much their only virtue--and even more lacking in curiosity than compassion. When they have elementary school children ARRESTED for 'sexually harrassing' a TEACHER or a high school valedictorian expelled without diploma for taking an aspirin on school grounds, don't bother either geting angry with them or trying to reason with them. They'll likely only gape at you walleyed, as beyond your reach as the fish in your aquarium.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 5:05 am
 

The Cecil Newton Rule is finally adopted

Imagine that, a birth father who raised and nurtured a child, now being labeled an outside third party. "  --Dennis Dodd

In a civilized society, Dennis, people like these purposeless suits would be torn apart by outraged mobs. Little men these, burrowing in amongst one another, making their plans for "other lives unknown." I call them 'hollow men'. They've little to no sense of connection to the communities over which they seek to extend their amoebic rule, no grasp of the organic nature of human institutions, no understanding of the import of their machinations and pronunciamentos on living souls. I don't hate most of them, but, collectively their Long March terrifies me. Whatever it is that they are building, it's certain to be one monstrous Jabberwocky. 

These are those without whom the gaggles of psychopaths and syphilitics who ruled Nazi Germany would've amounted to little more than a 'Three Stooges' sketch directed by Hieronymous Bosch. Efficient to a fault--the which is that it's pretty much their only virtue--and even more lacking in curiosity than compassion. When they have elementary school children ARRESTED for 'sexually harrassing' a TEACHER or a high school valedictorian expelled without diploma for taking an aspirin on school grounds, don't bother either geting angry with them or trying to reason with them. They'll likely only gape at you walleyed, as beyond your reach as the fish in your aquarium.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 4:59 am
 

The Cecil Newton Rule is finally adopted

Imagine that, a birth father who raised and nurtured a child, now being labeled an outside third party.


 Imagine that, a birth father who raised and nurtured a child, now being labeled an outside third party. "  --Dennis Dodd

In a civilized society, Dennis, people like these purposeless suits would be torn apart by outraged mobs. Little men these, burrowing in amongst one another, making their plans for "other lives unknown." I call them 'hollow men'. They've little to no sense of connection to the communities over which they seek to extend their amoebic rule, no grasp of the organic nature of human institutions, no understanding of the import of their machinations and pronunciamentos on living souls. I don't hate most of them, but, collectively their Long March terrifies me. Whatever it is that they are building, it's certain to be one monstrous Jabberwocky. 

These are those without whom the gaggles of psychopaths and syphilitics who ruled Nazi Germany would've amounted to little more than a 'Three Stooges' sketch directed by Hieronymous Bosch. Efficient to a fault--the which is that it's pretty much their only virtue--and even more lacking in curiosity than compassion. When they have elementary school children ARRESTED for 'sexually harrassing' a TEACHER or a high school valedictorian expelled without diploma for taking an aspirin on school grounds, don't bother either geting angry with them or trying to reason with them. They'll likely only gape at you walleyed, as beyond your reach as the fish in your aquarium.




Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:29 am
 

But USC's title is vacated because.......

Bush's parents got discounted rent???

Wouldn't happen if SC were an SEC team, SEC fans bring in $$ consistently and the NCAA has proven they don't want to hurt their cash cows. 



Since: Jan 12, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:15 am
 

Auburn fans are in DENIAL.

The only reason why the NCAA permitted Cam Newton to play is because he "supposedly didn't know what daddy was doing".  Had he know and been complicit he would have been ineligible according to the NCAA.  Yeah, Cam "never knew"!  hahahahahhahaha.  Cam knew.  In fact, Cam was on the phone with Missiissippi State when daddy was shopping him around.

Besides that, Cam was kicked out of Florida over a stolen laptop and academics.  And Auburn was so willing to take him in.  That in itself is pretty pathetic imo.  I wouldn't want my school to take an ex-player from a conference rival.  Especially one that was kicked out.  I guess Auburn likes sloppy seconds.  In the end, Cam picked Florida first and only ended up at Auburn after being KICKED OUT!



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:15 am
 

The Cecil Newton Rule is finally adopted

oscwahoo said "He should not have allowed to play in the bowl last year, just like the guys from The Ohio State University, All were allowed to play in the bowl game last year and even this year.  NCAA is punishing kids that were NOT involved"


Once again, THE Ohio State University was found to have violated numerous NCAA rules.  Whether accepting pay-for-play or selling rings and jerseys, it was proven that they violated the rules.  Given the aforementioned, OSU deserved to be punished in some way (I personally don't feel it was very harsh).  Conversely, Auburn was not found to have violated any NCAA rules.  Cam was cleared to play and the rest is history.  On what basis would they have ruled Cam ineligible for the bowl game?  His Dad was a douche bag?  I don't think so.
Programs that go on probation rarely penalize the players that actually did the wrong.  Bowl bans in subsequent years, television bans in subsequent years, ect. have been common penalties assessed as a result of NCAA infractions.  None of them penalize the Seniors from the teams that did wrong.  They're off in the NFL not giving a damn.



Since: Sep 7, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:07 am
 

The Cecil Newton Rule is finally adopted

Is their anyone who still dougts that the SEC has to have the people in charge lie and cheat for them to get anywhere? New rules after the fact is patheticly amateur and proves criminal behavior by the NCAA. With RB the NCAA had to break their own rules to find him guilty where as the Newtons got a free pass. Sorry SEC when the NCAA and SEC stop lying and cheating for you maybe then you can get some respect. Until then...  



Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:58 pm
 

The Cecil Newton Rule is finally adopted

Does this stop the parent from accepting employment from a booster or a university while the son or daughter matriculates to an "alleged institution of higher learning"?


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