On my way home from my basketball game last night, I got a phone call asking me had I heard about Cameron Newton. Immediately I was like wow when they started explaining that the word circulating around the NCAA via Mississippi State University is that Cameron Newton was being shopped by a middle man to play college football before this season.
According to an ESPN.com report Thursday,Newton was being shopped by a middle man and his services had been offered to the Bulldogs. The claim is that they were told they were getting a discount for quarterback Cameron Newton because he supposedly liked their coach. The true rate, according to the Website, was $200,000. It was set by a recruiting middleman named Kenny Rogers. (Possibly the Gambler or maybe the Gunslinger)
Mississippi State didn’t bite. Newton went to Auburn, has become the Heisman Trophy favorite and turned a reeling program into a potential BCS champion. Auburn isn’t commenting other than to assert Newton is still eligible to play. Newton’s family said they neither received any money nor authorized anyone to sell out their son. (No manumission papers have been found either so there may be some truth to this)