Thursday, November 4, 2010

DEVELOPING: Cam Newton Offered To MSU For Cash...??? NCAA Investigating, Newtons Retain Counsel

((HT: ESPN-Forde, Low, Schlabach))

Nothing like crapping on Auburn's perfect season to date...

The three writers for the four-letter authored a piece saying that former MSU QB John Bond had been told, by someone claiming to represent the Newton Family, that Cam Newton could be going to Starkville if the price was right...

Namely, six figures worth of price...

Kenny Rogers, a former teammate of Bond's at MSU, runs something "Elite Football Preparation" and Rogers' job is currently listed as an "agent." Rogers told Bond that some schools had agreed to a $200K pricetag for Newton's services, but MSU could have him for only $180K.

Gee, thanks... nice hometown discount...

All this would be beyond bad for the Plains...

Cecil Newton denied any shenanigans to Forde, Low, and Schlabach... "If Rogers tried to solicit money from Mississippi State, he did it on his own, without our knowledge," Cecil Newton said.

Rogers is also under investigation by the NFLPA for not acting on the up-and-up.

The HQ, through its Auburn understandings, was told that Cecil Newton convinced his son to go to another school other than MSU since- if Cam was to put the whole Florida mess behind him- he would have to disassociate himself with everything Florida.

That included Bulldogs Head Coach Dan Mullen who was obviously an assistant under Urban Meyer when all the bad ju-ju was front and center in Gainesville.

More when we know more...

1940 UPDATE: Pete Thamel of the New York Times, via his Twitter feed, confirms that the NCAA is investigating the recruiting of Cam Newton

2125 UPDATE: Charles Goldberg of al.com relays that Cecil Newton has retained an attorney for the coming storm... "I am not sure who all is behind it. It will eventually come out."

Goldberg caught up with Head Coach Gene Chizik...
"Unfortunately, I can't comment on it. But here's what I can and I will this say very loud and very clear: Cameron Newton is eligible at Auburn University, period. End of story."

Here's WBRC-TV/Fox 6's Rick Dubberly with Paul Finebaum...
F-baum was standing in their newsroom...
video

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