Report: Newtons admit pay for play in phone talks

By: AP
By: AP

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - ESPN is reporting on its website that Auburn
quarterback Cam Newton and his father each had a phone conversation
with a Mississippi State recruiter that acknowledged a pay-for-play
arrangement for the prized recruit.

One of the recruiters said Cecil Newton told him before Cam
Newton committed to Auburn that it would take "more than a
scholarship" for his son to attend Mississippi State. An
unidentified source told ESPN that another recruiter received a
phone call from an emotional Cam Newton after he committed to the
Tigers, when he said his father selected Auburn for him because
"the money was too much."

The NCAA is reviewing the recruitment of Newton, a front-runner
for the Heisman Trophy.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Bubba Location: Wiregrass on Nov 12, 2010 at 06:07 PM
    If this was all internal at Auburn, they could circle the wagons and keep this deniable. But since it involves another school and the national media is on the scent...it'll hit the proverbial fan. Just wait.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 12, 2010 at 04:42 AM
    This is all so bogus. Anyone can call in and make a claim against someone. There is NO proof. They are bouncing from one rumor to the other because neither one is working. Somebody needs to get a life and leave the boy alone. They have not done anything wrong. War Eagle!
  • by TIm Location: Dothan on Nov 11, 2010 at 06:08 AM
    I don't see anything in this article that attests to the title of the Newtons "admitting" pay for play. Once again, it is still allegations.
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