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Newton investigation is 'sad and disgusting'

Posted on: November 5, 2010 11:31 am
Edited on: November 5, 2010 11:32 am
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

There's been a whole lot of crazy going on since the news broke on Thursday that the NCAA was conducting an investigation at Auburn about the recruitment of quarterback/assault vehicle Cam Newton.  The story broke when it was reported that agent and former Mississippi State football player, Kenny Rogers, allegedly tried to solicit $200,000 from Mississippi State to get Cam Newton to transfer to Biloxi after he left Florida.

It's a story that Newton's family has denied ever happened, along with denying that Rogers has ever worked for them.  So far, given the amount of evidence that has shown anything to the contrary, and the words of Newton's head coach Gene Chizik, all signs point that the Newton's have done nothing wrong.  According to a report on AUTigers.com -- which, we admit, may be a touch biased in this situation -- that's exactly the case.

A source "very close to the Auburn athletics department" told them there's absolutely nothing to any of this.

“There is no evidence whatsoever of any contact between Mr. Rogers and anyone on the staff at Auburn University or anyone associated with Auburn University,” the source told the site. 

“There have also been no NCAA allegations made against Auburn University or anybody on the Auburn staff regarding the recruitment of Cam Newton. This is a really sad and disgusting situation.  Cameron Newton and his family have become the victim of a rogue agent with a questionable past and of other people who are out to hurt Cam Newton and his family."

Who exactly those people are trying to hurt Newton and his family, I don't know, though Paul Finebaum seems to think he does.  

It's not all that crazy to think that Kenny Rogers, if he did ask Mississippi State for the money to get Cam Newton, was acting on his own.  Maybe he thought that if he got $200,000 he could keep some of it and then use the rest to try and sway Newton to reunite with his former offensive coordinator, Dan Mullen. I'm not saying that this is what happened, but given everything we've learned about agents and college football players this year, does anything surprise you at this point?
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Comments

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2010 7:47 pm
 

Newton investigation is 'sad and disgusting'

the average college football fan having to witness YET another cheating scum and school is "sad and disgusting".  when he officially gets caught will it be just "disgusting?"



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: November 5, 2010 7:08 pm
 

Newton investigation is 'sad and disgusting'

Bingo!  You get a 100 on that test.  Exactly, that is how it works so well.  No university officials or coaches ever touch the money or talk with the "contact" who delivers the money.  Naive is not the word for some of us.



Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2010 1:36 pm
 

Newton investigation is 'sad and disgusting'

Read the words in the article.  It says contact, not contRact.



Since: Sep 22, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2010 12:34 pm
 

Of Course There is no Contract!

Of course there is no "evidence of a contract" between Auburn and anyone paying for Cam. When colleges pay for players, they do it through boosters and there are never contracts. That is why it is being investigated! It is not a legal transaction! What a stupid quote!


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