The Cam Newton scandal is out of control for Auburn. More damaging information came out late today from ESPN.

According to a report from ESPN, “Bell said he told the NCAA that Rogers sent him a text message outlining a payment schedule. Bell said the text included a request for $80,000 the day after Cam Newton signed his letter-of-intent with Mississippi State, $50,000 after 30 days after that and another $50,000 30 days later.”

And the ESPN report provides additional critical details: “Rogers’ attorney, Douglas Zeit, told on Wednesday: “As I understand it, that was the payment plan Cecil Newton was seeking.’ Zeit said he did not know whether Cecil Newton participated in three-way calls with Rogers and Bell, but added, “I believe [Newton] was insistent the calls be made” seeking payment. Zeit confirmed that his client met Tuesday with NCAA enforcement representative Jackie Thurnes in person to discuss the Newton case. He said NCAA enforcement rep Marcus Wilson also participated in the interview via telephone.”

Of course, the Auburn spin machine will tell you this has nothing to do with Auburn. And Mississippi State is in deep trouble. However, the damning revelations today from TMZ and additional details from Sports By Brooks were important developments too.

What will be the next Auburn spin?

First it was character assassination.

Then some wizard behind some curtain (most likely in Florida or Starkville or Tuscaloosa) was pushing this non-story.

Then it was all a Mississippi State issue.

Then it was Cam’s dad.

The world waits for the next piece of spin from the Auburn hacks.


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    Still going at it huh? Cam will still play and whip that supposedly “best Alabama team” butt. It will happen in front of 100,000 mullets.

    I will enjoy every second with a bag of popcorn. That will be justice.

    You forgot to mention Alabama got a lot of their Athletic department computers taken away by the FBI. You’d better hope your boosters are clean as well, butt chappy.

    Wonder what they might find… After all Milton McGregor owns a race track, but so does your biggest booster. I guess no athletes or their families win there either.

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    FBI found out about Cam before the NCAA did while wiretapping Milton McGregor and others related to the casino/bingo indictments. They uncovered conversations with McGregor, Auburn and Cam’s uncle in Michigan. McGregor paid $250K to the uncle through a PAC and other hidden entities and the uncle funneled the money to Cecil.

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    The FBI gave this information to the NCAA sometime after the indictments were handed down. They had to sit on the information for 6 months until the grand jury indicted the men and women in the gambling deal. All of the wiretap information was sealed and that is why the delay in investigating. The NCAA had to go to Miss St to see if Cecil had solicited money from them as well. That is why Miss St is involved. They are basically connecting all of the dots. Miss St may be cleared because they told Cecil no. He then went to Auburn. The offer was on the table from McGregor but Cam wanted to play at Miss St and not Auburn. When Miss St declined to pay him, he went to where the money was… hence the comment, “The money was too much.” The FBI met with the Miss St coaches, John Bond and Bill Bell today to get their official statements.

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    Here’s what they say the FBI has on tape and can prove AU did:

    • The people above are on tape explaining who they paid and how they did it.
    • It involves many AU players
    • Providing unmarked Colonial Bank ATM cards to players to withdraw
    money from secret accounts.
    • Giving “slot machine cards” to the players, which now involves the
    Alabama Gaming Commission.
    • Provided improper loans to some of the families in our last and
    current recruiting class.
    • The NCAA “strongly” recommended that AU sit Cam for GA. game because
    of the mounting evidence.

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    You guys might want refresh yourself with the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Im just saying because your going to hear it several times over the next several months.

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    I have never heard such a trash fabricated story as the one above. How could you know all of this when no one else does? Do you think if you know this so does the media and it would be everywhere!

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    I was just mentioning the RICO act a couple of weeks ago when this shite first started coming down. Damn. Sounds good to me dude. Hell put em all in jail with McGregor and Lawder and board up the doors at the Cow College. Bwaa Haww Haww! RTR!

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    Auburn Recruiting (

    ………..4 & 5 Star…..Rank

    for 2011……4…………23

    It was about Nov. and Dec. of last year that Aub started getting a lot of 4 and 5 star athletes…and that shot ’em up to the top 10 in recruiting. Prior to that time they had been ranked in the #20-25 range. About where they were the previous two years.

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