All those Auburn fans standing with Cameron Newton might reconsider as new details emerge about Auburn’s quarterback. Tonight it was revealed that the quarterback had problems at Florida beyond laptops.
According to Fox Sports, “Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton had three different instances of academic cheating while attending the University of Florida and faced potential expulsion from the university, according to a source.”
And what did Newton’s pastor father tell Fox?
“I wasn’t there,” the elder Newton said. “I cannot confirm or deny. At a time like this, I’m taking a defensive posture.”
However, the Fox Sports article throws new light on how honest the family might be. According to the report, “Last month, Newton, and his father, a pastor, told Sports Illustrated that the younger Newton decided to transfer from Florida in early January 2009 when Tim Tebow opted to remain for his senior year, a move that would have forced Newton into back-up status for another season. Newton, however, wasn’t even enrolled at Florida for the spring semester of 2009 when he decided to transfer, according to the source.”
Yikes. Talk about a fabrication. If the Newton’s distort something like this what about something serious like agents and eligibility? There is no doubt this is an important new revelation about the reliability of what the family has to say.