MSU issues statements on Newton

November 12th
“During the recruitment of a football prospective student-athlete, Mississippi State was approached with an offer to provide an extra benefit. This offer was refused.

“MSU alerted the Southeastern Conference about the offer. MSU did not have any specific incriminating information about any other school, and thus could not provide any.

“As Commissioner Slive mentioned today, the SEC is not an investigative body. MSU has cooperated fully and completely with the NCAA from the time it began asking for our assistance, and looks forward to providing any and all help in this ongoing investigation.”


November 10th
Mississippi State University acknowledges that it contacted the Southeastern Conference office in January of 2010 regarding an issue relating to its recruitment of Cam Newton.

Shortly after the initial call, the SEC office requested specific information to include interviews with involved staff from MSU.

Due to MSU dealing with ongoing and time-consuming eligibility issues involving non-football matters in the winter and spring of 2010, the specific SEC request went unfulfilled. Some additional information was provided to the SEC during July of 2010. Once the NCAA enforcement staff became involved, Mississippi State University cooperated fully with its investigation. MSU is confident the SEC office has managed this process consistent with its established procedures and the university is committed to the conference’s ongoing efforts to ensure compliance with SEC and NCAA rules.


How long will it take for the NCAA to connect the dots between a father seeking money at a school that recruited his son and a father seeking money at the school that signed his son?

It’s possible they already have. Just keep this in mind: By the time you and I gain access to information on Cameron Newton from the media, this “new” info is cold and stale as compared to the warm, steamy new entrees the NCAA and FBI are being served on a daily basis.

Case in point: Don’t think you’ve heard or seen it all, because you haven’t. When you hear the words “No one has implicated Auburn in any of this,” you may want to silently insert the word “yet.”

It is incredible to believe a father (who multiple sources are on record making this claim) would shop his son at one school then magically cease from doing so at another…the one he ends up at.

As Auburn University continues to defy logic and belief in playing Cam, understand that this saga is far from over. And while they may thumb their noses at the NCAA now, gaining instant gratification seeing #2 prance around the field to their delight, it won’t mean much if and when it’s determined an ineligible player participated in all 13-14 games of the 2010 season, and thus those games must be vacated.

I think back to the movie Back To The Future, as Calvin kept seeing himself vaporize in a photo as the events unfolded that threatened his future. The problem is, the events taking place in Lee County not only threaten Auburn’s future, but their present as well.

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  1. 1

    Daddy Newton says,

    we can alter 501C3 status paperwork — there is a separation of church and state — 3 bank accounts — implications — FBEye knows EVERYTHING — will be extremely embarrassing for the SEC in the future — Slive doesn’t want to forfeit a possible crown due to the “streak” — it’s REALLY UGLY right now.

    The truth prevails and no matter what happens — this 2010 season will be forgotten in the print of history in the books — Aubarn — 0-0-0.

    No death penalty — too much money to be made — but this will make USC’s current situation look like cannon fodder.

  2. 2

    it’s being reported now that newton’s dad has admitted to soliciting cash from msu but:

    “The WSB report said Cecil Newton steadfastly maintained that no money ever changed hands. Cecil Newton said his son’s hands are clean, and has made it clear that Cam Newton and his mother knew nothing about the money discussions, nor did Auburn.”

    (1.) it takes a willing suspension of disbelief to think mom didn’t know.

    (2.) newton sr. is now being advised by an attorney. this is a classic denial pattern in process. only admit to what you have to at the moment and pray it goes away. (think william jefferson clinton)

    (3.)sr.’s attorney has advised him to admit to this publicly to get out in front of an about-to-be-released story to help defuse it. (old news)

    i don’t know how this will turn out for auburn. but auburn fans at this moment have to hang on the belief that newton solicited money from m$u and no one else.

    they have to believe that the report that newton sr. AND jr. told msu coaches the “money was too much” in explaining why they didn’t sign with m$u isn’t true.

    if they did say it they must believe there’s no tape.

    and they must believe that someone connected to their football program (who has a history of providing extra benefits) didn’t pay newton sr. for jr.

    cecil newton sr. has been lying throughout all this.

    it’s highly unlikely he’s telling the whole truth now.

  3. 3

    “Winne’s source, who acknowledged sympathies on the Newton side of things, said the player and both parents have demonstrated a willingness to cooperate with the NCAA, beyond even the financial records turned over by the family, and from churches Cecil Newton oversees.

    (Editor’s Note: Channel 2 Action News investigative reporter Mark Winne believes it important to disclose that he attended Auburn University, and has remained active primarily through the College of Liberal Arts.)”

    also notice the friday evening “document dump” aspect of this story (this story broke about 8:30 pm cst last nite)from a friendly media representative.

    (also notice while goldberg linked the story he did conveniently leave out the fact that winne is an aubie)

    it’s clear sr. has a lawyer.

  4. 4
    crimson hammah

    head up the azz media definitely slanting toward cam for better storylines no one cares about james and moore – if cam did not know what his dad was doing they can show leniency

    cam knew what was going on:
    told rome going to au was a business decision
    the money was too much

    barnhart says recruiters were not ms asst coaches – that would be against rules what evidence does he have on that

  5. 5
    crimson hammah

    corrupt media coddling cam makes me sick …nothing new – media coddled a corrupt barry sanders and sooners when they were on probation and later lou holtz whupped their azz

  6. 6

    It sounds like most of you are starting to realize that Cam will not be declared ineligible at Auburn, which people in the know have known for some time.

  7. 7
    One Point

    I’ll go with – of all people – Clay Travis on this; he’s saying it’s inevitable Cam will be declared ineligible but AU has no reason to do it now. The hammer would come down hard if they are guilty regardless of whether they sit him now; all this today means is one more possible vacation.

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