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Auburn on Cam Newton's eligiblity: 'No comment'

Posted on: November 12, 2010 4:23 pm
Edited on: November 12, 2010 10:49 pm
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Posted by Adam Jacobi

In light of Kenny Rogers' comments yesterday, it certainly seems as if Cam Newton 's eligibility could be in question. After all, Rogers directly implicates Cam's father Cecil Newton in a plot to secure payment from Mississippi State for Cam's recruitment, and that is itself a major NCAA violation regardless of whether any money changed hands.

It's important to note, however, that Newton has not been declared ineligible by anybody, nor has the NCAA publicly recommended that Newton sit until the end of the investigation -- as North Carolina did with its 13 players and as Georgia did with A.J. Green -- to begin the season. The one change in the situation, however, is that Auburn is now refusing to comment on whether Newton's going to play this week.

Of course, if Auburn is still planning on playing Newton for the rest of the season, as Gene Chizik had insisted earlier in the week, it might not be in the Tigers' best interests to maintain that stance. After all, the more uncertainty Georgia has about Newton's status, the more Mark Richt has to prepare his team for Newton's backup, likely sophomore Barrett Trotter.

And yet, Auburn runs a serious risk of incurring more NCAA wrath than necessary if it continues to play Cam Newton in the face of major allegations. It's one thing for the Tigers to maintain no role in funneling money to Cecil Newton or his church, and that may very well end up being the case. But if the school is aware of allegations of severe misconduct by people connected to one of its players and lets that player be on the field anyway, it won't have much of a case for leniency if the NCAA concludes the allegations were legitimate. That's the type of hubris that can cost a school wins, bowl eligibility, and scholarships -- not to mention cost a head coach his job.



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Since: Aug 20, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2010 12:26 am
 

Auburn on Cam Newton's eligiblity: 'No comment'

  Why would Auburn "run a serious risk of incurrirring more NCAA wrath" if they (Auburn) did things right?  The media reporting on this story has been downright Awefull, just like I spell the word Awful......



Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2010 9:15 pm
 

Auburn on Cam Newton's eligiblity: 'No comment'

That all sounds good to the player but not the student. Problem is the University is a learning institution not an NFL pre-school. An education these days at University is worth over 100k! Now if the kid can make that kind of money without a college education go for it. If you let money in the University is out. Pay for play? Wait for the NFL and walk on, good luck with that. Otherwise get a job. For every athlete on scholorship are 200 students paying their way. I bet they feel real sorry for those gifted people and the free ride. Lot's of people in prison unhappy with the rules, get in line.



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2010 9:13 pm
 

Auburn on Cam Newton's eligibility: 'No comment'

Ds0589, First of all you don't have to say down south because that's redundant. And Cam hasn't been proven to be guilty of anything yet. If he is..... that will be another issue but, Auburn University had nothing to do with Cam's issues. So don't go calling Auburn a dirty program. Everyone lives in glass houses even in schools in conferences that should be playing field hockey instead of football!


You are right about one thing.. The SEC is the best!  Laughing      


WAR EAGLE!




Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2010 9:08 pm
 

Auburn on Cam Newton's eligiblity: 'No comment'

No you are correct but... What is telling now is that Cam and Co. including the School are not refuting the allegations, something they were doing earlier in the week. We'll know much more on Saturday if Cam plays or not.


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Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2010 8:49 pm
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Since: Jan 31, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2010 8:14 pm
 

Auburn on Cam Newton's eligiblity: 'No comment'

You are right on about LSU being the cleanest program.  In fact LSU is the only school in the SEC that has never been on probation in football.  Louisiana has the most athletes per capita and LSU is the only major college in the state.  They don't have to cheat and pay their players.  However as far as cheating goes...its not just an SEC thing.  Schools like USC cheat too!  And Penn St. has thugs that get arrested also



Since: May 3, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2010 8:14 pm
 

Auburn on Cam Newton's eligiblity: 'No comment'

All over what? Allegations? Auburn hasn't been found guilty or accused of anything yet. If they committed a wrong doing, they will be purnished accordingly by the NCAA. Wait and get the actual facts before you begin spewing unfounded accusations.




Since: May 3, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2010 8:06 pm
 

Auburn on Cam Newton's eligiblity: 'No comment'

You insinuate that Auburn is already guilty in the Newton matter. Then you close by saying "because IN ALL LIKELIHOOD, Auburn has been playing with an illegal player all along." If not, what are you exactly talking about? I assume the reason for your post IS the Cam Newton allegations, is it not? Then you use vulgarity for no reason like an ignorant jerk that doesn't know the difference between fact and a oxymoron.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2010 7:25 pm
 

Auburn on Cam Newton's eligiblity: 'No comment'

Shut up man, you are tard that is all i can say. Why hate on the South man, put down the hateraide my friend. UK has no issues going on in Bball. UT has some issues, but just about every conference has schools with on going issues. The NCAA is at fault, it is very tough for a lot of these kids that have nothing growing up to turn down money, gifts, etc.. Why? The NCAA don't allow them to have crap, yes they do have housing and food, but if you went to college you know how hard money is to come by. They have 0 time to have a job and most of their families can't afford to send them money. it will never end until they pay the players is some form period.



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2010 7:09 pm
 

Auburn on Cam Newton's eligiblity: 'No comment'

That is bull.  The NCAA has suspended players at other schools for much less than this, so we'd better see some action from them on this.  That is ridiculous!  Wisconsin had a bunch of players suspended, several years ago, just for accepting discounts on their shoes from a local store.  Not FREE shoes, just discounts on the shoes they bought!  If the NCAA can slap Wisconsin for that, then they'd better be all over this!



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