Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
This post is intended to neither prove or disprove the guilt of Cam Newton in this case.
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.
Whenever you withdraw a large amount of cash (I believe its around 10K, the bank flags that transaction. But I agree with you about paying someone in cash, there is less of a money trail, especially if you are a person who can afford that amount of money. But then you have the issue of a guy like Cam Newton depositing 200K in cash in a bank account. How do you do that? You aren't going to keep that amount of cash lying around your college apartment are you?
The thing with money is it always leaves a trail. Follow the money is an easy way of solving the problem.