Camgate: What were they thinking?

The recruiting scandal continues to engulf Cameron Newton and the Auburn Tigers. Here is the latest information courtesy of the Associated Press (read the entire story below, but here is a key excerpt first.) In this excerpt, you’ll find the Newton’s non-denial denial.

AP: “I can’t tell you what Cecil Newton was thinking,” Zeit said. “What I do know is he told Kenny Rogers that it would take $180,000 to sign his son, and he told him ‘This is how I want it done.'”

Cam Newton eventually signed with Auburn, and the Heisman Trophy candidate has the second-ranked Tigers in contention for the national championship.

The Newtons’ attorney, George Lawson, told WSB-TV of Atlanta Thursday that he is “one million percent” certain Cam Newton did not take any money. Lawson says if Cecil Newton discussed money, his son “knew nothing” about it.

“No money has been offered to Cam Newton. Cam Newton hasn’t asked for any money,” Lawson said in the report. “Cam Newton, Cecil Newton and Jackie Newton have participated in the ongoing NCAA investigation. They have been truthful and candid with the NCAA.”

The attorney added, “I don’t think there’s any question that Cam Newton knew nothing about any money discussions, if any money discussions were had.”