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Cam Newton Being Investigated by NCAA for Auburn Recruiting Violations

So much for the Cam Newton Auburn love fest. The Heisman Trophy favorite is being investigated by the NCAA for possibly accepting illegal benefits during his recruitment. Word of the report was first passed along by Bryan Fischer on twitter, and then it was confirmed by Pete Thamel of the New York Times.

Newton, currently the star quarterback at Auburn, left Florida after getting into trouble for stealing a laptop and went to Blinn College. After having success at Blinn and winning a national championship, Newton was heavily recruited by SEC teams once again. He wound up going to Auburn over Mississippi State and has led them to a 9-0 season and number two ranking in the BCS Standings. A report from ESPN says Mississippi State told the SEC that a man who claimed to represent Newton said MSU could have him for $180,000. The implication is that Auburn at least matched the price tag during their recruitment of the QB.

Auburn is home against Chatanooga this weekend and Newton is currently eligible but there’s no word on his status for the game. With his situation under investigation, Auburn might not want to have Newton play until he is officially cleared from wrongdoing. Any wins they achieve while he was deemed ineligible can be forfeited retroactively. You can bet Bama fans are having a ball over this news.


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  • Anonymous

    Yeah, ok. Nothing about this report sounds completely bogus (Sarcasm). Sounds like Mississippi State is a little upset they lost their chance to recruit a golden goose.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, ok. Nothing about this report sounds completely bogus (Sarcasm). Sounds like Mississippi State is a little upset they lost their chance to recruit a golden goose.

  • Anonymous

    The NCAA has got the resources to investigate this issue as well as a federal investigation. I’m sure with this young man’s reputation I cannot see him being guilty of anything. This is nothing more than a slanderous attempt by underhanded people that donot have anything else better to do than ruin a young christian man’s career. Shame on them, why is our society so ready to accept something bad written about someone without a bit of evidence to support it? I guess human nature. It just make me sick to see someone who obviously has a joy for the game and would probably play for nothing to be in a situation like this. Until I see in black and white the evidence that he did what this so called agent said that he did I will support Cam to the fullest of my being; by the way I am from Arkansas. Richard Bussey