The Cam Newton $180,000 Payment Story Is Total Bullshit And Yes Race Is An Issue
UPDATE: TMZ is reporting that the FBI wants to talk to John Bond…hopefully they expose him and his three sources
Bottom line the story isn’t true. Kenny Rogers new asked this John Bond dude for $180,000 in exchange for Cam Newton to go to Mississippi State. Instead Rogers heard from a guy, who heard from another guy, who heard a guy say that he heard Rogers was trying to get a payment for Newton from Mississippi State and other schools….take a second to read that again because I know it’s confusing.
So basically this whole “story” is based on Bond (a Mississippi State booster) hearing a fourth hand rumor that was being spread around by his old ass Mississippi State alumni buddies and ex-players, who all have to be pissed that Cam chose Auburn over Mississippi State. If that’s not bullshit, then what do you call that?!
ESPN should be ashamed. The NY Times should be ashamed. Urban Meyer should be ashamed. Bond gave the radio interview last Friday where he admitted to never speaking to Kenny Rogers directly…yet there has been no retraction from any of the other major news outlets who all stated Bond was “contacted” by Rogers.
This would have never happened to Tim Tebow. I hate to do it, but I’ve got to pull the race card on this one. Would this rumor, now knowing how it started and where it come from, have been picked up if the player was say Kellen Moore or Andy Dalton? H/T TBL