Tag:Milton McGregor
Posted on: November 17, 2010 10:48 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2010 10:49 pm

Auburn booster denies any contact with Newton

Posted by Adam Jacobi

According to a report on TMZ, the FBI's probe of the Cam Newton investigation has expanded to include dog track owner Milton McGregor, a prominent Auburn booster -- and recent bribery arrestee.

Obviously, McGregor's not terribly thrilled about being connected to the investigation and the FBI in any way, so his attorney has just released a statement on McGregor's behalf to WSFA 12 in Montgomery. Here's the statement in full:

"Contrary to postings on celebrity and sports blogs, Milton McGregor has never had any contact direct or indirect with Cam Newton, Cecil Newton - Cam's father, Kenny Rogers or anyone purporting to represent Cam Newton. Mr. McGregor has never been asked to provide money for any recruitment or compensation of any current or prospective student athlete including Cam Newton at Auburn or any other school, and has never provided any type of compensation in that regard period no exceptions. As a proud supporter of Auburn University Mr. McGregor wants it known that he does cheer loudly for Cam Newton and thinks he is the best athlete in college football."

It's worth pointing out that the only allegations made by TMZ are that the FBI is investigating McGregor, not that he necessarily had any role in the Newton recruitment, so his denial is something between "misleading" and "flat-out incorrect." Still, this is the first time McGregor's been connected to this investigation at all, so there's a lot more information that's going to need to come out before any worthwhile analysis of the McGregor situation can occur.

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Posted on: November 17, 2010 4:18 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2010 4:19 pm

Report: FBI probe connected to Auburn booster

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The Cam Newton saga continues at Auburn, as the NCAA continues to investigate the circumstances of the Heisman front-runner's recruitment after he left Florida.  Things have gotten so serious that the FBI is now involved, and that is never a good thing for anybody.  For the FBI to be involved there has to be something going on behind all this that isn't just limited to college football.

And now we may have an idea in why the FBI cares about Cam Newton.

According to a report on TMZ, the FBI's investigation has now branched out towards an Auburn booster who has given over $1 million to the school and was recently arrested in a bribery sting.
According to sources connected to the probe ... FBI agents looking into the Newton recruiting controversy are also asking about Milton McGregor -- a dog track owner arrested last month for allegedly bribing Alabama politicians to vote pro gambling.

We're told agents asked someone connected to the Newton case if he was familiar with McGregor or the bribery scandal. 

It's unclear what, if any, direct connection McGregor has to Newton. Back in 2008, McGregor did donate a million bucks toward construction of a new arena at Auburn.

While it's unclear what connection that McGregor could have to Newton, it's not exactly all that difficult to do the math.  McGregor has given money to Auburn in the past.  Cecil Newton allegedly was trying to sell his son to the highest bidder.  I'm not saying, but I'm just saying.

Whatever the case, this isn't good news for Auburn or Cam Newton.
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