Kenny Rogers: Cam Newton’s Dad Wanted $100-180K for His Son to Sign
You want sources? You want “on the record?” You want first-person, primary accounts? Boom, you got it. I always thought it was ridiculous that everybody was questioning the sources and reports by ESPN, Joe Schad, and FOX Sports when it seemed pretty obvious that Cecil Newton Sr. wanted loads of money for his son to play at a given school. It’s not like that’s an uncommon practice, but it’s uncommon for someone to rat it out.
Kenny Rogers, a former Mississippi State football player, said Thursday during an interview on ESPN Radio in Dallas that he and Cecil Newton sat inside the Hilton Garden Inn in Starkville, Mississippi, during Cam’s official visit to Mississippi State and Newton told two Bulldogs coaches that they would have to pay between $100,000 and $180,000 to get his son.
Rogers even named the name Bill Bell as a Mississippi State booster with whom he was put in touch to see if a deal could be reached. Obviously Mississippi State did not come through, or at least they didn’t beat out Auburn in the auction, and that’s why Cam is a Tiger and not a Bulldog. I said all along that Auburn must have paid around $200,000 to get Newton and it appears as if that must be the case. Why else would he have signed with Auburn instead? Because he loves the school’s colors? Give me a break.