Thursday, December 2, 2010
Cam Newton ruled eligible
The question now is where does the NCAA go from here? They stated that this is still an ongoing investigation but he is still eligible at this point. What about the escape clause they just created by letting Newton continue to play? I firmly believe that the NCAA probably knew the stakes were too high to sit the electrifying and Heisman front-runner Newton. Auburn has a history of being jobbed the NCAA so they couldn’t do it this time. But when I go back and think about the likes of A.J Green, Marcel Dareus, and Dwight Dasher, all who were suspended at the beginning of the season for way less serious infractions, I see a problem. All of these players were forced to sit out at least four games and the money they received was nothing compared to what Rev. Newton had in mine. As for Cam, he can now relax and sit back and enjoy football again. Maybe we can even get a comment out of him now after the game and not an offensive lineman. So in the short term all is well with this decision, but in the long run you can bet your bottom dollar it will have a huge effect on future rulings handed down.
Cam Newton has now effectively changed the NCAA forever. Now every time a player is involved in this type of situation he can just follow Newton’s lead on this one. I bet you if Reggie Bush knew it was that easy, he would have said the same thing. Just wait until the next time a star recruit has some type infraction. What do you suppose they will do? Just blame who ever is closest but not themselves and that should be forever known now the Cam Newton effect. Good luck trying to sort the rest of this mess out NCAA.