Things We Know for Sure About Cam Newton: We Can Figure Out the Rest

Jim FolsomContributorNovember 10, 2010

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 06:  Fans of the Auburn Tigers cheer play with signs supporting quarterback Cam Newton against the Chattanooga Mocs November 6, 2010 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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We know that Cam Newton is an incredible football player. We've seen it. He can run like Tebow. He can throw too. He is such a talent that every school wanted him. He has just about single-handedly transformed an Outback Bowl team, Auburn, into a BCS championship-caliber team. This we know for sure.

We also know that his father, a pastor of a church on the verge of encountering a wrecking ball, was desperate for money. He had literally days to fix up the broken down church building or it was adios. We know that for sure.

We also know that Cam was a less than honest young man. At the very least he bought a laptop computer he KNEW was stolen. How do we know this? Because when the campus cops knocked on his door, the laptop went flying out his window. So Cam is capable of bending the rules to line his pockets. This we know for sure.

We also know that Cam's church miraculously got fixed up right about the same time he committed to Auburn. Miracle? Or was the commitment BECAUSE the church got fixed? After all, Cam has admitted that his DAD picked Auburn "because the money was too good." This we know for sure.

We also know that big-time college football programs desperate to win will often times cheat. See USC for the latest example. This we know for sure.

So given all we KNOW for sure, and given the fact that Cam Newton, Gene Chizik nor Cecil Newton have been able to stand in front of a camera and deny ANY of this, is it that hard to fathom that all of it is in fact true?

Is it difficult to imagine that a kid who we KNOW for sure was caught red-handed with stolen property, cheated on a term paper? Or an exam?

Is it hard to believe that a parent in a financial bind and a way out of that bind took that way out?

So why now is there a witch hunt to blame Urban Meyer for this? Where is your proof? What has Meyer ever done or said about ANY of the players he's booted off the team for character reasons that would make you think he would do it to Cam?

Let's not forget that the University of Florida has THOUSANDS of students and employees. All it takes is one of them with knowledge of the cheating incidents to tell a reporter and then it's out there for the world.

Meyer himself admitted there were "off-field ISSUES" with Cam without getting specific. Note "issues" was plural.

Also note that his father can only say "I wasn't there." That's not much of a denial is it?

I think from there, we can do the math.