Cam Newton Reportedly Involved in Academic Cheating Scandal at Florida
With the way Urban Meyer “disciplines” his players, you know Cam Newton had to do something pretty bad to not stick around at Florida. The report always was that he got caught stealing a laptop and then left for Blinn College. Meyer lets his players send life-threatening text messages to women and return to the team, so that hardly seems like a cause for being kicked off the squad.
So what really happened that led to Newton leaving the school? Thayer Evans of FOXSports.com has filled in several blanks that tie the saga together. He says Newton was involved in an academic cheating scandal while in school.
According to Evans, Newton was busted putting his name on a paper written by another student in the same class. Then, it was discovered his makeup essay supposedly was purchased online. Newton apparently was set to appear for a “hearing in front of Florida’s Student Conduct Committee during the spring semester of 2009, but instead transferred to Blinn College.”
With this information revealed, it makes Newton’s already shaky situation at Auburn look even worse. Auburn’s recruitment of Newton is under investigation after the SEC was informed a man claiming to represent Newton wanted $180,000 to get Cam to sign a letter of intent. I didn’t believe Newton was innocent to begin with but I wasn’t too bothered by the situation knowing that most players do the same thing. Their denial was not credible and the Newton party is losing believability by the day.