Well this will certainly help with Dee and Frost if true...
Well this will certainly help with Dee and Frost if true...
was just about to post: Pete Thamel, a writer for the New York Times, has been tweeting about Cam's recruitment.
BREAKING NEWS: We have on-record confirmation the NCAA is investigating the recruitment of Cameron Newton. John Bond, a former Mississippi State quarterback said today that "a payment had to be made" for Newton to play there. Miss State declined [comment]. Bond spoke to the NCAA and said "he acted entirely appropriately throughout this matter." More later on NYTimes.com.
and espn article http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5765214
Well wouldn't that be a twist. If he did receive payments, would that come out before the Heisman winner is picked? I put money on James before the season, so that'd be the only way he could win now.
Or if Newton totally melts down against Bama's D
James in my opinion should win it.. He is consistently putting up stupid numbers, and for such a little guy he really has worked hard.
Cam newton is great, but James is just unreal im my opinion
Yes James is putting up great numbers but I find it stupid that he would win it over a QB with more rushing yards and then tag on the passing stats
Considering he doesn't touch the ball every single play like a QB does that isn't too fair. Also consider Denard played poorly against the 2 toughest teams we've played all year, and quality wins have a significant impact over the heisman debate.
We need something called evidence. I hope they elaborate more in the article.
but if the NCAA does find evidence, every game Cam played in is now forfeited if he's ineligible, so it's possible that Auburn yanks him out of games. It's doubtful since they'll blow without him, but nonetheless the bad press will not help with recruits. That sounds vaguely familiar for some reason.
It wouldn't make any sense to yank him out of any games, because if he was found ineligible, they would be 0-8 right now. So it wouldn't really gain them anything like a potential bowl birth if he was found guilty.
I really hope this isn't true though. College football does not need anymore scandals like this with high profile players.
In the words of Keith Jackson, "Goodbye Heisman!"
No. Besides, I thought the same thing.
Is anyone shocked? Auburn has gotten a lot of flack for its elaborate recruiting practices under Chizik, I don't doubt that they would have REALLY rolled out the red carpet for a player like Cam Newton.
Haha, I find it funny that you start your reply by "Get a fucking clue" only to later edit your comment saying that you hadn't read the entire article yet and then go on to make assumptions about Florida to validate your statement.
I really have no opinion on Cam Newton, Auburn, or Florida, but your comment made me laugh. So thanks.
Is it weird that ESPN suddenly has an article posted shortly after Thamel's tweet? Not that it matters, just seems a little odd. Thamel hints at a huge story and then ESPN's article appears with three writers in the byline. It almost seems that ESPN had been sitting on the article for a little while...
It takes way longer to tweet something than it does to release an article. If anything ESPN would want the scoop on this and get it out as quickly as possible.
it takes a lot longer for someone to tweet something than it does for espn to throw together a poorly written article
"Multiple media reports this fall have said Cam Newton preferred going to Mississippi State, but his father preferred Auburn. According to a story in Sports Illustrated last week, Cam Newton left the final decision to his father, who declared to the family last Dec. 23 that his son would attend Auburn."
That's actually pretty funny - sounds like the kids has a good business head.
This makes you feel good about having humble athletes like Denard.
"You know man, we go way back, so here's what I'm going to do: How does 20 grand sound? I'll knock 20 grand off the price and we'll call it good. Why? 'Cause I like you man."
I now hate Cam Newton. What a scumbag. You get a free college education and a shot at the NFL, along with beautiful women who will be all over you. Do you really need more?
I can actually understand it in this case if he wanted the money for his dad's church. Better reasoning than most players who take money at least. I'm obviously not condoning it (if he did take money) but if that's why he did it I can appreciate the good intentions. Though, the road to hell...
Right before Auburn's big game against... Chattanooga? I might have held on to this one another week.
Though to be respectful to the Mocs, they're 4-2 in their conference. Better than us.
(Sacastically shocked voice) "Oh my god. I am so shocked that a SEC team is under investigation for illegal recruiting. Oh no!"
I feel sadness for Eddie George and Dienhart, for they might lose the one they love.
This is breaking the airways just in time. Maybe this will help with kris frost and now that the NCAA has finished the investigation maybe more recruits will commit.
Now that the NCAA has come out with its report on M (yawn) the freep might have some time on its hands. Maybe they can hit the investigative trail again. Then we can really get to the bottom of this. I got this mental image of Rosenberg and Snyder down in Alabama getting chased by a bunch of good ole boys with bad intentions 'cause they don't take a cotton to the questions those yanks been a asking.
pursues the dirtiest of the dirty. Forget SEC payola, too much stretching is putting these kids at risk!
That image makes me all tingly in my happy parts. Or happy in my tingly parts.
You guys with me?
towards others in the league and especially his attacks on denard earlier in the season are evidence enough that he is the kind of kid that would probably do this. i wouldn't convict him yet but it would be no shock to me if he had done this just based on his attitude and actions.
What's this about Cam Newton attacking Denard? I must've missed that. Please elaborate.
If Newton did take cash, then there should be hell to pay.
As for John Bond's comment "a payment had to be made" for Newton to play there, well one can only hope that there's sufficient evidence to back up Bond's spectactular claim. Because without it, it's a pretty big leap, not to mention a public defamation of character of Cameron Newton.
Besides are we to believe that Cameron Newton doesn't know the difference between Univ of Auburn and going to school in Starkville, MS?
Better get a lawyer, Mr. Bond.
LaMichael gonna be taking home LaHeisman this year. Denard can have it the next two years.
LaMichael delivers another Labeating to his girlfriend, they may frown on that
The home of presumption of guilt....
I agree that it's extremely ironic that after this Freep jihad that just ended, that mgoblog is so quick to jump on a story where no one here knows what actually happened.
Closer to hypocritcal. Everybody loves a juicy scandal until it happens to them.
To be fair, it's not like the SEC or Cam Newton have spotless track records. I agree that it might be a bit hypocritical to presume guilt (I don't think that is necessarily the case for most posters), but given what we've seen out of the UNC agent kerfuffel plus the litany of offenses by SEC teams, the presumption of innocence isn't that strong.
I don't really think that the comments have presumed guilt. They are just discussing the article.
to lots of SEC schools in a kind of bidding war, or was that just me? Could really tarnish that league, if so.
On a different note, I'm sure a few of you caught the College GameDay special on Newton last Saturday. That was a moving story! Anyways, in a situation like this, who is really to blame?
ESPN.com reported Thursday that former Mississippi State quarterback John Bond told said Kenny Rogers, a teammate of Bond's at Mississippi State in the early 1980s, contacted him soon after Newton's official visit to Mississippi State during the Ole Miss game in December, and said he was representing Newton.
Am I the only one who thought...
I was thinking about former Tigers pitcher Kennny Rogers
True or not I think this will sink his chances with the Hesiman as he gets caught in the wake of Reggie Bush's being rescinded earlier (this year?). I doubt Heisman voters will want to risk it when there are other candidates making good argument for the trophy.