This post is intended to neither prove or disprove the guilt of Cam Newton in this case.
Originally Posted by RiverRat13
In theory there still wouldn't be a paper trail to have a six-figure increase. A good percentage of an offering plate is cash. If a booster gave cash to Newton's dad, I guess he could spread out the money over a period of time to help the church while keeping some of the money for himself.
That said, it would be highly unlikely. I'm guessing it didn't happen.
One of the few good points Alan Cutler ever made when he was on the radio, "If you want to pay a recruit, just do everything in cash." It's not like whoever decided to pay Newton couldn't take the cash out of his(their) bank accounts. If you have enough money to spend $200K to get a 20 year old to play for your team for two years, you have enough to take $200k out of the bank without them asking any questions. Plus of course he(they) could spread it out over any period of time.
I think the interesting conversation is not whether he did it or not, as that will likely be proven or disproven or forgotten over time. The question is if he did it, can the NCAA prove it?
If he didn't do it, this is a huge shame because my guess is there's no way to prove he didn't do it.