"Suspend Cam Newton....in an election year???? ........Shhhheeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiit"
Read this. Pretty much right on- except if we're using Wire references, this situation has to involve Clay Davis.
The SEC bylaw states: “If at any time before or after matriculation in a member institution a student-athlete or any member of his/her family receives or agrees to receive, directly or indirectly, any aid or assistance beyond or in addition to that permitted by the Bylaws of this Conference (except such aid or assistance as such student-athlete may receive from those persons on whom the student is naturally or legally dependent for support), such student-athlete shall be ineligible for competition in any intercollegiate sport within the Conference for the remainder of his/her college career.”
Thank goodness Lebron returned to Cleveland this week so the CFB talking heads could virtually ignore one of the most precedent setting decisions ever seen in college athletics. The NCAA/SEC has basically distinguished between the improprieties committed by an athlete and his parents…….meaning YES there were improprieties (enough that we’re going to banish Cam Newton’s father from Auburn athletics) but NO Cam was unaware of these so he’s free to pass go and collect his $200 (or $200,000) and continue playing. The precedent set: Parents now have the green light to pimp their kids, if caught, just say the kid didn’t know and only the parents pay.
Now some commentators are trying to spoon feed you that this hasn’t happened and in fact the NCAA/SEC’s still consider the parents and child as one (as has been the long-held precedent). They’ll claim the distinction is between the solicitation of money and actually receiving money. So since they can’t prove money changed hands, only the father is in trouble. If they could prove money changed hands, then conceivably both father and son would be in trouble??? Which brings us back to the precedent- in this case there has been an impropriety egregious enough to penalize the father…..but not the son.
This also confirms that the NCAA/SEC believe everything Kenny Rogers said……except that Cam Newton was in the room, he lied about that….
These allegations were reported to the NCAA in JANUARY
Let’s just assume for a minute assume that Auburn ends up playing for the Championship instead of TCU and later the NCAA/SEC goes Reggie Bush on them. I hope the TCU legal team is preparing civil suits against EVERYONE involved- Auburn, its board, the SEC, Mike Slive, the NCAA, Cecil Newton, and yes, even his son Cam…I hope this not because I’m litigious in nature, but for the same reason I wish Tuberville/Auburn and even Vince Young would go after USC, Pete Carol, and Reggie Bush. It might be the only way to actually punish the perpetrators (Pete/Reggie- I’m looking at you), vs punishing fans and some kids that were in junior high when the improprieties happened. Not to mention these should be really easy cases to win- SB legal team feel free to weight in.
As BS as this whole situation is, we're still going to the freaking Rose Bowl which is incredible...and I still believe if Auburn or Oregon does fall tomorrow, just like Snot Boogie, they have to let us in the game....dis America man