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Cam Newton investigation ‘not a closed matter’

Since the initial flurry of reports last week surrounding the NCAA’s investigation into the recruitment of Cam Newton — and the allegations that a middleman was seeking a six-figure payment in exchange for Newton’s signature on a letter of intent — there’s been real developments reported over the last couple of days.

That doesn’t mean, though, that the situation has gone away.

Speaking to USA Today, Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said that the NCAA is still conducting an active investigation into the situation.

“It’s not a closed matter,” he said. “It’s still ongoing. … But we look for Cam to continue to play for us.”

If Newton or a member of his family were to ultimately be found to have received impermissible benefits, Newton could have his eligibility stripped and put Auburn in line for an NCAA slap for using an ineligible player.  The school, however, doesn’t seem the least bit concerned it would ever get to that point.

“Any of our student-athletes, if we had any questions about them, about their eligibility,” Jacobs said, “we wouldn’t want them to play.”

(Tip O’ the Cap: Chris Low of ESPN.com’s SEC blog)

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14 Responses to “Cam Newton investigation ‘not a closed matter’”
  1. thompgk says: Nov 8, 2010 12:09 PM

    Auburns NCAA compliance guy is a former NCAA employee. He is a very strict guy and what he says goes.

    I’m not saying that this is a closed matter but I am fairly certain that if this issue was still concerning AU people about his eligibility that Newton would have ceased to be playing a few weeks ago.

  2. gncnew says: Nov 8, 2010 12:41 PM

    I’ve been reading/hearing rumors that this whole story may take off in a different direction that leaves Auburn and Cam Newton out of the equation….

    Don’t know if the people who brought this to light are going to appreciate the unintended consequences.

  3. soflatrojan says: Nov 8, 2010 12:45 PM

    GNC,
    Please share.

  4. WingT says: Nov 8, 2010 3:17 PM

    @gncnew says: Nov 8, 2010 12:41 PM

    Don’t know if the people who brought this to light are going to appreciate the unintended consequences.
    ——————————————————

    Sounds like Miss St….right?

  5. soflatrojan says: Nov 8, 2010 4:58 PM

    WingT,
    I would say the Gators I know that is going to drive Blitz crazy. I heard that Thamel was on the F-bomb and did not deny his relationship with Meyer. Maybe Bama fans can confirm ?

    That being said I dont see how the Cam Newton situation could cause problems for UF or anyone anyone else, unless UF used shady recruiting practices to get him in the first place.

  6. soflatrojan says: Nov 8, 2010 5:01 PM

    I guess Thamel would not deny Meyer’s involvement and said you know how things get done.

  7. bigfoot3 says: Nov 8, 2010 8:30 PM

    Didn’t John bond share this info about Kenny Rogers and miss st.?
    Auburn bloggers obsession in trying to implicate urban in this scenario looks to the public like they trying to divert attention from a legitimate investigation that many of us hope is purely that- an investigation that clears cam and his parents. Urban benefits zero from any of this. To now imply that UF could now be the focus is more re-directing blogger blather.

  8. henryd3rd says: Nov 8, 2010 9:17 PM

    Do you think Urban Meyer may have had a hand in this fiasco? I bet he had Newton quarterbacking his team this year.

  9. henryd3rd says: Nov 8, 2010 9:18 PM

    I bet he wished he had Newton quarterbacking his team this year

  10. bigfoot3 says: Nov 8, 2010 9:56 PM

    Florida moved on, and have Jordan Reed getting more snaps who’s a Cam-clone and will be around 2 more years…….

  11. willmose says: Nov 9, 2010 6:45 AM

    It is nice to see that the college football mafia, aka the NCAA, spends their money on this stuff. Heaven forbid that they might spend it on player safety. Na, that just costs money and doesn’t satifsy the SEC fans blood lust.

  12. bamamomx3 says: Nov 11, 2010 9:02 AM

    who cares? lets just play football!

  13. jamesrockford says: Nov 16, 2010 10:47 AM

    The more correct statement regarding Newton being run from Auburn would be:

    “If Newton or a member of his family were to ultimately be found to have SOLICITED impermissible benefits, Newton WOULD have his eligibility stripped”

    Bottome Line:

    A violation occurred REGARDLESS if any money changed hands. The kids old man ACTIVELY solicited “impermissable benefits” for his son and that is PLENTY enough to get Cam ruled ineligible.

    And Auburn knows it and is just hoping the investigation drags out until they run the table.

    You can take this to the bank though, Auburn will be forfeiting every win this season and Newton will go to the NFL next season.

  14. jamesrockford says: Nov 16, 2010 11:53 AM

    gncnew wrote : “I’ve been reading/hearing rumors that this whole story may take off in a different direction that leaves Auburn and Cam Newton out of the equation….”

    The story may ALSO go in a different direction, i.e. who at Florida leaked the cheating info. but TRUST ME, Can Newton is DONE as far as college eligibilty goes.

    His old man is directly quoted by at LEAST 3 reliable (and FBI and NCAA interviewed) sources as blatantly making “pay for play DEMANDS” of at least 3 schools, including Miss. State and Auburn. Cam even admitted it to the Miss. State recruiter, thats old news.

    And it was no coincidence that Old Man Newt’s church all of a sudden came up with repair money. The good ol’ pastor is a first class cheater.

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