Cam Newton and his family have to be thrilled. Not just at the fact that Cam had a spectacular, Heisman Trophy winning season. Not just that he led the Auburn Tigers to their first official national championship in more than half a century.
They have to be thrilled that he made it. With storm clouds of doubt brewing all season over the alleged actions of his father, in attempting to sell his son to Mississippi State, somehow the family, and the team, managed to navigate the tricky waters and make it all the way through to the end without a suspension or major sanction.
Now that it's over, it's time to jump ship and move on to the NFL. Right? They'd be crazy to come back and risk things truly blowing up in the next year. Leave all that mess behind them.
It's not just pundits and people like me that think this, either. The NCAA would like nothing more than to wash its hands of Newton. Here's why.