Sound Familiar: Cam Newton Could Get Money Prior To Playing
Cam Newton was rumored to have received $200,000 to sign a letter of intent with Auburn. Now he has a chance at a million dollars before he gets drafted.
The website camnewtonliedetector.com has issued a public challenge to former Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton. They want the 2010 Heismen Trophy winner to pass a professionally administered lie detector test by answering “no” to four questions. If he passes the exam, after answering those four questions all no, the website claims it will pay him $1,000,000.
Here are the four questions he would face:
- Prior to signing with Auburn, were you aware your father was “shopping” you to Mississippi State or any other school?
- Did you tell Dan or Meghan Mullen that you signed with Auburn because of the money because you truly believed Auburn had paid for your commitment?
- Did anyone on the Auburn coaching staff/athletic department instruct you how to answer questions from the NCAA by lying or avoiding the truth?
- Did you or your family ever receive any impermissible benefits from Auburn?
No one knows who started this website but my guess is they were looking for media attention the week prior to the draft. First of all Cam Newton does not care about college football anymore. It was a stepping stone for him and he got exactly what he wanted out of it. He lead his team to a National Championship and he won the Heisman Trophy. All that in his first year ever as a starter in college football. The promotion did him well and it is now about to lead him to being a top 5 pick in the NFL Draft this thursday. In fact many mock drafts have him going first overall to the Carolina Panthers.
Secondly, a million dollars would have meant a lot to Newton last year but not now. Once he is drafted in the top 5 on thursday he will be headed for a fairly large contract. Although it will not be the $60+ million that the top quarterbacks of past years received, it will still be a lot. Add in the fact that this kid is headed for some big endorsement deals and in the end a million dollars would merely be a drop in the bucket for Cam Newton.
I get that the purest of college football want to know once and for all the truth about Cameron Newton’s past but perhaps this is one of those times where it is just best not to know. Why can we not just enjoy the memories and highlights of amazing plays made by Newton in the past year? Why does the NCAA and its fans always have to be like that one girlfriend you always regret dating? The one that keeps calling you or sending you messages on facebook because she just cannot let go.
Except this time the NCAA did let go and it’s time you do too.
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