Cam Newton will now forever be a part of the top 50 scandals in college football history.
Regardless of how it plays out—whether Cam is 100-percent innocent or 100-percent guilty—this is one of the great scandals of all-time.
The question remains, is it "the best".....or maybe, more accurately "the worst?"
Inside are the top 50 that have occurred during three centuries of the sport.
But before we start, let's clarify the definition:
1) We are defining a "scandal" as anything that led to a media storm, major criticism or consequences by the NCAA, the conference, the university, the program, the coach, the player or the game's legacy.
2) These are off-the-field scandals. Therefore, the BCS mess of 2001 or 2004, or the fifth-down Colorado received in 1990 against Missouri, don't count!