Perhaps Cam Newton's million-dollar smile only cost Auburn $200,000.
John Bond, assistant coach at Mississippi State released a statement today claiming that he had been approached by a former teammate representing Cam Newton during the recruiting process last year and the going price for Newton's services would be $200,000.00.
Bond reported the incident to Mississippi State's Athletic Director who allegedly told Bond not to respond to the request for money but to continue recruiting Newton.
Auburn's Head Coach Gene Chizik has not commented on whether or not Newton was paid but said emphatically "Cam Newton IS eligible to play".
The NCAA is investigating the situation to determine whether or not they agree with Chizik. Newton's father Cecil has been asked to turn over financial records and has denied any wrong doing. According to certain reports, Newton the elder's church, where he is actually the Pastor has recently been blessed with a complete renovation, which kept it from being condemned.
The Auburn faithful is praying that their season hasn't been condemned. If Newton is suspended then upcoming games against Georgia and at Alabama just got a lot more difficult.
Consider this; the LSU Alabama game just got a lot more serious. At 7-1 (4-1 SEC) both teams could now be playing for front runner status in the hotly contested SEC West race.
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