ATLANTA- War Scam Eagle! Scam Newton! By now, we’ve heard them all. The Saga of Cam Newton’s Recruitment will surely be the title of an upcoming sports drama to hit the silver screen, but for now the reality show takes a new twist.
Joe Schad of ESPN reports that two recruiters for Mississippi State said that Cecil and Cam Newton admitted in two separate phone conversations to a pay for play plan while Newton was being recruited last year.
But, it is what Newton did not say when he addressed the media on Tuesday that has me concerned about the situation.
Newton did not address the recruiting investigations but made a statement Tuesday concerning the recent cheating allegations at the University of Florida. “I’m not going to entertain something that took place not three months, not six months, not a year but two years ago,” Cam Newton said. “I’m not going to sit up here and say anything about it, whether I did or did not do it, because I don’t want to beat a dead horse talking about it. It’s not going to affect me any way, shape or fashion.”
Now I am not an expert on much of anything but especially not psychology, but if I were being accused of something that I had not done, I would say that I did not do it. If police officers accused me of stealing a car, and I hadn’t stolen the care, I would say officer I did not do it.
The so called cheating scandals at Florida are not of major concern to me, I am more interested in the illegal recruiting allegations. I do not have any hard evidence and I am not going to accuse Newton of anything, but something about this whole situation just does not seem right. It kind of “smells fishy” as the old saying goes, but it will be interesting to see what actually happened. If we ever do in fact find out the truth behind The Tale of the Recruitment of Cam Newton.