NBCSports.com gets it: Newton iffy at best

From NBC.com today:

“Was Newton eligible?

It’s a fair question; we’re not trying to rain on anyone’s parade here. From the initial reports in November, to the moments before kickoff, the investigation was, and still is, a legitimate probe. When you factor in the NCAA’s decision to make Newton ineligible, only to reverse the decision 24 hours later, the whole situation became a folly.

But, even if Newton didn’t know that his father was soliciting money in a pay-to-play plan — a clear infraction on NCAA rules — the bylaw remains. Fair or not.

Based on that, Newton shouldn’t have been eligible. Period.

Not that it matters now. Auburn got their championship. Whether or not it stands the test of time remains to be seen. By that point, though, Newton will be gone, probably with a career in the NFL. Amongst the Auburn faithful, he’ll be remembered for his spectacular runs and helping in Auburn’s come-from-behind victory over Alabama. And let’s not be mistaken: Newton deserves all of those praises.

But there will always be uncertainty surrounding Newton and Auburn and it will leave a tainted legacy for those wanting to know what really happened.”

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  1. 1
    ITK

    No, but it’s just a foreshadowing of what’s coming. The story will never go away until what everybody knows is settled.

    And when it is, 2010 will look like this in your record books:

    2010* (0-14)

  2. 2
    AUTiger47

    You bama guys are really pathetic. He was ruled eligible. Get over it!!! I don’t want to hear any of your self-rituous “cheaters” comments either, given bama is currently ON PROBATION for cheating, and has been the last 17 out if 20 years.

    Auburn is the 2010 national champs. All the whining and excuses by you guys can’t change it.

  3. 4
    Pistol Pete

    NCAA ROULETTE WHEN WILL THE FATAL SHOT COME
    SPRING???

    ROBERT SMITH ESPN – ENJOY IT WHILE U CAN?

    OJ HAD A FREEDOM RUN AS WELL

  4. 5
    Pistol Pete

    CAM WAS ONLY RULED ELIGIBLE BY THE STUDENT AFFAIRS DIVISION – THEY BASE THEIR DECISION BASED SOLEY ON INFO PROVIDED BY THE UNIVERSITY AND ALWAYS LEAN IN FAVOR OF THE STUDENT ATHLETE …CAM ELIGIBLE BUT WITH THE CAVEAT IF THE ENFORCMENT DIVISION WHICH WILL CONTINUE THE INVESTIGATION FINDS CAM INELIGIBLE UR PENALTIES WILL BE HARSHER…THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES AND JUST AS THE OHIO ST UNI WAS BEING INVESTIGATED FROM MAR 10 TIL DEC 10 NOT A PEEP AND THEN THE HAMMAH …SO WILL IT BE WITH AU AND THEN BASIC DEATH

  5. 6
    cb

    Burn Barn Burn!

    There are more articles to come!!!

    Can’t wait until the big one comes!!!

    There is more to this than just $cam!!!

  6. 7
    22/13

    And all you hear out of Cheesedick licker is that its a god thing. The only thing that got the Barntards an NC was a MONEY thing. What Scum to try to put god in his cheating stinking ways.

  7. 8
    BamaBrando

    It’s coming. Just a matter of time. Once Cam gets his NFL money and don’t give a damn, Auburn will have to suffer for it. Next season is going to be a hard year for Auburn fans. To go 4-8 and be stripped of the title during the season is going to be too much for some of the Barn faithful. They literally will be jumping off the cliffs. I wonder how ‘ALL IN’ they will be when the hammer falls?

  8. 10
    BamaBrando

    Well, the other one has an asterisk beside it too. So now I guess BP* can be BP**. Gotta give her some props.

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