Cam Newton And The Six Figure Rumor
Say it ain’t so! ESPN is reporting tonight that a man claiming to represent Cam Newton called some dude named John Bond, who used to be Mississippi State’s quarterback back in the 80′s, last summer demanding six figures in exchange for Cam to go there. And the guy that demanded the money was none other than Kenny Rogers, one of Bonds former teammates who played at Mississippi State from 1982-85.
Bond said that Rogers told him other schools had already offered $200k, but since Newton really liked Mississippi State and had a relationship with head coach Dan Mullen dating to when both were at Florida, Mississippi State could get him for $180k.
Sounds fishy to me. But Cam’s dad Cecil has admitted talking to Rogers about Cam going to Mississippi State and likewise the NCAA is investigating the allegations. The NCAA has already interviewed Bond in September and gotten bank statements from Cam’s father last month so we’ll see, but I hope for Auburn’s sake this story is fictitious.