Whether or not Cam Newton and his family are guilty of the charges levied against them for NCAA rules violations, one thing has come to light: There are a lot of hard feelings against the Auburn quarterback.
Here in Birmingham, Paul Finebaum reported last night that Florida head coach Urban Meyer encouraged Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen and former MSU quarterback John Bond to turn this over to the NCAA.
All three would have grudges against Cam Newton. We found out how much Florida had lost when Newton went to Auburn with the play of John Brantley. How much better Florida would have been if Newton stayed?
Brantley was supposed to be better than Tim Tebow. Obviously he isn’t, and Newton would have made this team a national championship contender.
Mullen has a grudge to hold because all indications were that Newton was headed towards Mississippi State. But if you read the stories that are out there, Newton wanted to go to State, his father Cecil wanted him to go to Auburn and he left that final decision up to his dad.
Again, how much would State have gained had Newton gone there?
What’s sad about this whole situation is we really don’t know the whole story yet. There are people jumping to conclusions on both sides of this situation.
Those against Newton are already saying they won’t cast their Heisman votes for the kid although there is no proof to this point that he had anything to do with this.
Those for Newton are furious and say it’s just a smear campaign against the kid by the people mentioned above, but if there is nothing to this story, why haven’t the allegations been dropped yet?
Whatever the ending for this story is, one thing is certain: Somewhere in the middle lies the truth.