The Saga Continues… Who is this Cam Newton?

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.

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10 Responses to The Saga Continues… Who is this Cam Newton?

  1. Ivan Woods says:

    “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.”

    Your comment begs the question…what are you supposed to say if you were accused of something you really didn’t do? Newton’s denial is not proof that he did wrong. It seems simply to be a denial. The truth may be proved at some point in the future.

    • autiger83 says:

      Newton has probably been told by his family attorney to say nothing of value regarding specific allegations for the reason that the press has a way of asking questions that seem innocent but are not. Kind of like “have you stopped beating your wife?” best answer in those situations is no answer.

  2. muddy says:

    I think until the facts are in and the investigation is over that people like you and everyone else who are damning this kid should just keep it to yourself.
    It is sad that we jump to comdemning and judging when we do not know all the facts.

  3. Vernon Smith says:

    Muddy: I don’t think this article is condemning at all. I have read much worse then this. I may be misreading this article entirely but it seems to me that all the author is saying is that the situation is sticky.

  4. as mark mcgwire said... says:

    “I’m not here to talk about the past.”

    As it turns out – he was lying i.e. GUILTY!

  5. Thomas says:

    I think the point is that Cam did not say that it never happened but said he would not discuss something that “took place … two years ago.” So it appears that it did hapen, just at a different time than currently alleged. That is the problem. UF may also have alot of ‘splaining’ to do.

  6. xasp42 says:

    Hey Zack, I agree with what you say here. I kinda think if he didn’t do it, he should say something along the lines of, “I didn’t do anything wrong.” So i agree it looks fishy.

    One thing I feel I need to point out (cause I’m a grammar-and-spelling police-person, haha) is that there are a few things in this sentence that you might want to correct:

    “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.”

    “Hadn’t stolen the care” should probably be “hadn’t stolen the CAR,” and there should probably be quotation marks around the “Officer, I did not do it” phrase.

    That’s all. Nice post, though! 🙂

  7. The Ghost of Bear Bryant says:

    I just love a “young pup”, i.e. 22 year old Georgia fan saying:
    “I am more interested in the illegal recruiting allegations.”
    Too bad you weren’t born when George Hafner and Mike Cavan took turns watching who came and went to Herschel Walker’s house in Wrightsville his senior year of high school from the house across the street that a UGA alum rented for them, not too mention HW telling Clempson they were a million short of what he got at UGA. He got a brand new Trans AM legit, uh, sic, totaled it the first day, the dealer said no problem and he got another the next day. Then he posed with Coach Dooley who was all smiles as HW annouced he’d be back for his senior season, oops, he’d already signed with an agent and was soon off to the USFL, sticking a hobnail boot in Dooley’s butt on the way out! Whether its $1, $180,000 for Cam Newton or whatever it was A.J. “counting his” Green got for his jersey, it’s cheating. UGA made a deal with the Devil at the Crossroads of a dirt/clay road in Wrightsville a long time ago, the Devil never forgets, and that cloud of optimism is in reality the doom and gloom that fogs the red and black sunglasses of the masses. Does anyone here know what color the panties of the former AD’s who was fired this year were” Red? Black? Or a combination of both?

  8. andrew says:

    I wanna punch the ghost of bear bryant in the face.. someone needed to say it.

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