Earlier today it was leaked that Newton alledegly cheated in a couple of classes when he was at the University of Florida (I know shocking that an athlete at major university not doing his classwork).
Rumors swirled that it was Urban Meyer or someone in his crew that “snitched” because they were upset Newton is balling and Florida is suffering from a Tebow hangover.
Meyer denied the claim and honestly what Newton did a Florida has nothing to do with what he is currently doing at Auburn.
But now the Feds are involved here are the details:
TMZ Sports has confirmed … the FBI has requested a meeting with a key figure in the Cam Newton college football recruiting controversy to find out if, “young men are being shopped to colleges.”
The man feds want to speak with is John Bond — a former Mississippi State football star. Last week, Bond claimed people connected to Heisman front-runner Cam Newton contacted him back in 2009 and said it would take $180,000 to get Cam to commit to MSU.
Newton eventually committed to Auburn University, where he’s now one of the top quarterbacks in the country.
Bond’s attorney confirms to TMZ Sports that the FBI has requested a sit-down meeting with his client — and tells us the agent who contacted him said, “We are interested in whether young men are being shopped to colleges.”
You would think Newton was John Gotti at the amount of attention he is getting.
You have to wonder if Newton was struggling and not staring at a possible Heisman Trophy would this story be getting this much attention.
Newton’s hands aren’t clean in the matter, if he never did anything wrong there wouldn’t be anything to “expose”, but the timing is curious to say the least.
Doesn’t the FBI has more important things to worry about than college recruiting?