Cam Newton: Where Is the Journalistic Integrity and Ethics in College Football?

Alabama VoodooCorrespondent INovember 5, 2010

AUBURN, AL - OCTOBER 16:  Quarterback Cam Newton #2 of the Auburn Tigers throws a practice pass before the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Jordan-Hare Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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Last night, like many readers, when I read the article on by the three headed monster of Forde, Low and Maisel (Bravo boys...did you have a conference call with the unnamed source?), I was shocked, dismayed and mostly disturbed.  The facts are few, but the innuendo and the print said it all, especially in the title Cash Sought for Cam Newton.

My main concern is for Cam Newton, his family, Auburn University and the fans who have come to adore this young man.  With the rumors circulating faster than a speeding bullet, it seems many people are out to transform Superman into kryptonite.

I started to look at the big picture.  Considering that the information in his recruiting from Blinn Community College was reported to the NCAA in July, why did it take until November for this leak to surface?  Who is responsible? Thank goodness the NCAA compliance committee at Auburn that knew of, reviewed and cleared him to play before the season opener against Arkansas State.

The smear campaign has begun.

The unanswered questions are infinite at this point. Where is the justice?  I will leave you with five questions I want investigated. 

Could it have been Urban Meyer that urged his former assistant coach Dan Mullen to do such a thing at this time?

Is Mississippi State just angry that Cam Newton chose Auburn instead of becoming a Bulldog like he originally committed to play for?

Was it an SEC official?

Was it an NCAA official?

Did Cecil Newton pimp his own son?

Kenny Rogers...Well you knew you were done once the NFLPA and NFL began investigating you for your improprieties with amateur athletes, can't stand going down alone?

"Trying to prove to the ole QB, John Bond you finally had some pull huh?"  I am sure he was drunk at the Egg Bowl acting like he could make this happen.  The art of lying and storytelling...Not a lost art in the good ole boys South!