Auburn QB Cam Newton: Soon to be Ruled Ineligible?



I’m a huge admire of Fanhouse college football writer Clay Travis. So much so that I even had him on here as an interview guest. I enjoy his work, especially on the occasions that he discusses the elephant in the room. Actually, he’ll invite the elephant over to the main table and get him to start dancing on the table and making a spectacle for the whole room. And sometimes we need that. Like right now.

Auburn QB Cam Newton is the runaway front-runner for the Heisman. And his undefeated Tigers are in the thick of the national title race. Therefore the NCAA investigation of him could end up  dwarfing the Reggie Bush scandal.

Travis believes he’ll be ruled ineligible and all the AU wins he led them to will be vacated.

An excerpt:

It might take 10 days, it might take two years, but the ineligibility ruling is coming. No reasonable person can believe that Cecil Newton Sr. didn’t solicit funds from Mississippi State for his son to play football there. (Note, I’m not even considering whether Auburn paid anything for Cam’s services. Even if the NCAA can never prove that — which it may one day be able to prove as well — there is no doubt that the Newton family’s actions in relation to Cam’s recruitment to Mississippi State are sufficient enough to rule him ineligible under NCAA rules

Read the whole piece here

Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports , a Midwest webzine. He’s also a regular contributor to the Tribune’s Chicago Now network, Walter, Yardbarker Network, and Fox

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