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Keeping It In The Family ……… It Pays …. It’s Simply Business


Keeping It In The Family ……… It Pays …. It’s Simply Business

The never ending story surrounding Auburn Tigers’ quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Cam Newton now seems to be taking on a life of its own. Ever since his departure from Florida under what one might deem rather dubious circumstances an ever darkening cloud seems to be hovering over the player. What might even be more disturbing is the the rumored sources and the actions allegedly by Newton’s father Cecil Newton .

The patriarch of the family is a pastor of a church and there now seems to be allegations that the demands made by the player via his father was a for monies to be exchanged for his services and attendance at Mississippi State University. At the time Newton having left Florida was in attendance at a junior college and he’d been keenly aware that there were said to be several schools who sought his entry into their respective programs . What we now are being made aware of is that the player and his father have not been completely upfront as to his recruitment and the process that would ultimately be the deciding factor as to where he would attend school and play football.

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We now know that when first approached about these demands Mississippi State made immediate contact with the SEC (Southeastern Conference) and that Commissioner Mike Slive and the conference’s own internal Infraction’s Committee would conduct their own investigation into the matter. Furthermore, as there were now said to be several approaches made by Newton’s father via a conduit in Kenny Rogers a former college player the NCAA quickly became involved in the matter. But as of yet no outright public statement has been forthcoming from that body. Slive and the SEC have been in possession of this information for over six months and I now find it somewhat curious that it is only now that there seems to be something happening. Given the fact the money that Cecil Newton is said to have been trying to extort ranged from anywhere between $150,000 to as high as $200,000 one has to ask what the hell is going on and how is that these establishments have so lax ?

As to Auburn’s own stance on Cameron Newton and what they feel is an unwanted attack on the player’s integrity . I find it somewhat intriguing and take the view that if the player wasn’t so important to their national title ambitions would the team’s coach Gene Chizik stand so steadfast in his support of the player ? Furthermore given the actions of former Heisman Trophy winner and USC Tojans’ player Reggie Bush this is something that cannot be immediately overlooked and glossed over. The rules are set in place for these players to abide by and at the same time the athletics directors and compliance officers within these schools and the coaches have to be fully aware as to what is going on amongst their recruits. It seems somewhat asinine to think that because a player then chooses to flout the rules when it’s clear that there has been a certain amount of culpability and duplicity on the part of boosters and coaches it is merely the college that is subsequently punished with sanctions imposed by the NCAA. It is only rare for a school to voluntarily sanction itself after the actions of a coach or player and guilt has been proven to be a violation NCAA rules. It now begs the question that should it come to light that indeed Newton and his father acted inappropriately and that there’s clear and irrefutable evidence that the player was accepted into the school after money changed hands then whatever punishment meted out has to be extensive enough to deter this from happening again.

What appears to be the case as of now is that Newton is for an eligible player on the Auburn Tigers’ football team. However, one has to now question what actions if any took place in the recruitment of the player and were they indeed above aboard ? Furthermore , if as is being alleged Cecil Newton’s church was indeed a benefactor of a rather generous donation wherein the refurbishment of that entity was able to take place. Then the perception is there for all to see that whomever made that donation to the pastor clearly was in league with an intermediary action on behalf of the family. There may well not be a paper trail as to the evidence but there are too many coincidences for this to be a mere confidential benefactor ingratiating themselves with the church , its congregation and the community of Newnan and Holy Zion Center of Deliverance , Newnan , Georgia. Cecil Newton has remained circumspect and there has been no admission of any wrongdoing on his part. Many within the African American community there in Newnan may well see this as another ‘witch hunt’ wherein a young African American athlete is being dragged down by the media and allegations that they may well feel are without foundation. But until the rather shall we say laborious investigations are at an end we may well never know the actual truth as to what has really taken place.

Courtesy of ESPN.com news services

Rogers: Cecil Newton put price on son

A former Mississippi State player who worked with agents says Cecil Newton told him it would take anywhere from $100,000 to $180,000 for his son, Cam Newton, to sign a scholarship with Mississippi State.

Kenny Rogers told ESPN radio 103.3 in Dallas on Thursday that when he and Cecil Newton met with two MSU coaches at a hotel in Starkville, Miss., last Nov. 27, one of the coaches said “No, no I don’t want to hear that,” when Cecil Newton asked about the payment for Cam Newton to attend Mississippi State.

Rogers was asked if Cecil Newton told him how much money it would take to get his son to play for Mississippi State. “Yes, he did,” Rogers said.

Asked how much, Rogers said the price would be: “Anywhere between $100,000 and $180,000.

Cam Newton eventually signed with Auburn, where the school says the quarterback is eligible to play. Newton is a leading Heisman Trophy contender and has the unbeaten Tigers in the hunt for the national championship. He’s expected to play Saturday against rival Georgia.

Later in the interview, Rogers said he and Cecil Newton first talked after Cam Newton left the Florida Gators following the 2008 season. In the course of their conversations, he said Cecil Newton told him, “It’s not gonna be free this time.”

Rogers said he was involved with Cecil Newton only in regards to Mississippi State.

Rogers said that on Nov. 28, 2009, he and Cecil Newton followed each other out of Starkville, Miss., after the Ole Miss-Mississippi State game. He said 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 a Mississippi State booster named Bill Bell. Rogers said he left Bell a message telling him he was with Cecil Newton, who wanted to know if the deal was going to happen.

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We do know once again that an athlete at the height of their college career is once again cast as a ‘villain’ and yet again a family member is partially at the center of attention. One can surmise that these are young athletes who aren’t yet mature enough to actually make a decision for themselves. But I would suggest that when these athletes enter into to the world of academia and collegiate athletics this is but the first step in them learning how to be and act like an adult rather than still being cuckolded like a prepubescent child still unsure of what they want.

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What thoughts if any do you have on the situation now surrounding Cameron Newton and the actions allegedly taken by his father and an associate ? Also do you feel that as things now stand with an investigation now underway would it be appropriate for the school to sit the player out until the facts are laid bare for all to see ? Simply chime in with a comment on this matter .

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Alan aka tophatal …………………….. πŸ˜›

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Karmen

Pseudonym or not she calls herself Karmen Sutra . I wonder why ?

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Oh what a ‘thick booty’ Karmen has got !

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13 thoughts on “Keeping It In The Family ……… It Pays …. It’s Simply Business

  1. If Slive or the NCAA can’t make the appropriate decision concerning this matter then we all can attest to the fact that collegiate athletics and in particular football is one big sham and littered with corruption from top to bottom !

    tophatal ….. πŸ™‚

    1. Chris Humpherys

      Either Chizik is really that naive or he’s a bigger fool than I’d really care to take him and the school for. I think if anything he’s simply trying to protect the school’s status and reputation until there’s concrete proof that Newton’s recruitment wasn’t in fact compromising.

      Show me something if you’ve got proof that my player Cam Newton has done anything wrong ? I double dare you ?

      It’d appear that the perception will be that there is indeed something wrong and that they possibly didn’t care about the situation just as long as their own goals were met. I mean look at USC and their actions concerning Reggie Bush ? There really isn’t that much difference in terms of their respective actions and what we do know is that both schools made off well financially because of those actions. Any punishment meted out in the end I don’t feel will hurt the school that gravely unless there’s some sort of immediate financial penalty enforced upon them as well. That can be the only deterrent to force schools to ultimately change their ways. Banning from the postseason doesn’t really mean that much when a school has already taken in tens of millions of dollars via their commercial enterprises via their schedule to begin with !

      Cam  Newton

      I’ll leave it all in the hands of the Lord and my father as they’re my guide and rock in all of this . Cam Newton

      I’m surprised that Jason Whitlock hasn’t come out and made one of his dumb ass statements saying that because he’s African American he’s being hounded by the press and paparazzi alike ?

      tophatal πŸ™‚

    2. Chris Humpherys

      I’ve no doubt that other than Rogers someone else will step forward and reiterate what has already been said by the ex Mississippi State player.

      God forbid however should the Feds get involved then you might see the sh_t really start to hit the fan in more ways than one. Especially given the fact of where the alleged monies is said to have gone.

      I’d love to lay the ‘wood’ to Karmen Sutra !

      Karmen once gain lying prostrate and plying her wares.

      Gimme that ‘Becky’ !

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      tophatal ………….. πŸ™‚

  2. There’s a great deal that Newton and his father aren’t prepared to make the public aware of as to their actions and this is simply no different than the actions of Reggie Bush while he was with USC .

    tophatal …… πŸ™‚

    1. al clements

      Whatever happened to letting a kid go out into the world on their own and learn something about life for themselves ?

      This kid was never under the radar once the situation arose concerning his stay at Florida . Alleged cheating , stealing a computer and now this ?


      This could end up looking really bad for Auburn when it’s all said and done
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      tophatal …. πŸ™‚

    2. al clements

      Nothing would suggest a parent complete out of control than Newton’s father who’s living off and vicariously through his son . Not only that but this bastard it appears is using his church as a proxy for this all.

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      tophatal …….. πŸ™‚

  3. Chris Humpherys

    Chizik is being naive in thinking that there’s nothing answerable here in any of the school’s moves in recruiting the player. Not when there’s mounting evidence that has been there all this time.

    If it comes out that the school itself was in anyway implicated in any of this then look for some major sanctions to be looming and lodged against Auburn .

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    tophatal ___ πŸ™‚


  4. Chris Humpherys

    Chizik does have a say but he’s simply not man enough nor does he actually have the balls to make it. If it comes out that Newton was aware as to what his father was doing and it ends up costing the school unprecedented sanctions . Then what ?

    tophatal ……… πŸ™‚

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