In direct contradiction of an interview a week earlier on KESN-FM in Dallas, Kenny Rogers now says that Cecil Newton was asking between "$100,000 and $180,000" to make sure that Cecil's son, Cameron, would decide to go to school in Starkville after his time at Blinn ((TX)) Junior College.
In conversations, Kenny Rogers said Cecil Newton told him "it's not gonna be free this time." The first time they hooked up was after the 2008 season.
Rogers said he only was involved with Cecil Newton in regards to Mississippi State.
Rogers said at the 2009 Egg Bowl, Newton asked him: "What do you think is going to happen? You think it's going to go through?"
Rogers said he was referred to MSU booster Bill Bell. Rogers said he left Bell a telephone message telling him he was with Cecil Newton, who wanted to know if the deal was going to happen.
Bell, obviously, has not commented publicly on the allegation.
This is the first we've heard of him...
Rogers said he didn't know if Cam Newton knew about the pricetag allegedly on his head, and that he did not meet Cam Newton until that game in Mississippi.
Here's the interview between Rogers and ESPN 103.3's Ian Fitzsimmons...
Also, the Southeastern Conference notified any and all folks willing to listen that they did not get any second notice from Mississippi State about any alleged violations they were bringing to light during the Newton investigation.
John Zenor of the AP:
SEC spokesman Charles Bloom said Wednesday evening that there was also no mention of the reported conversations in either of the school's reports to the league.
So, then the four-letter reporting was wrong on the last few days...???
And the HQ is still wondering which version we are supposed to believe- Schad or Forde-Low-Schlabach...???