Posted by Chip Patterson
The college football world was rocked last night with the reports that the recruitment of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton was being investigated by the NCAA, with allegations that a man representing Newton's camp was shopping the high school star around to multiple schools. Former Mississippi State quarterback John Bond informed the university that Newton's commitment could be obtained for a price. An ESPN.com report identified the man shopping Newton as former Bulldog Kenny Rogers. Newton's father has vehemently denied the allegations, and the family has hired a lawyer to "protect our interests."
At "Tiger Talk," a weekly radio show with Gene Chizik, the Tigers' head coach declined to comment directly, though he offered some very strong words in support of his starting quarterback.
“Unfortunately, I can’t comment,” Chizik said. “But here’s what I can say, and I’ll say this very loud and very clear: Cameron Newton is eligible at Auburn University. Period. End of Story."
[video below, H/T: TWER]