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Some light is beginning to be shed onto the Cam issue as Auburn University releases material in response to Freedom of Information act requests by news agencies:
Funny thing is, some people actually asserted (in this thread) that Cecil Newton never solicited money.
Auburn's 'records' suggest in fact he did solicit money.
That a father of a player could actively try to get paid for his son to go to a school isn't an NCAA violation is a sad commentary on this situation. That is the definition of pay-for-play.
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Not from Auburn.Auburn's 'records' suggest in fact he did solicit money.
The definition of pay-for-play is actually getting paid to play. The NCAA's ruling was actually laudable in it's fairness to the student athlete given the established facts.That a father of a player could actively try to get paid for his son to go to a school isn't an NCAA violation is a sad commentary on this situation. That is the definition of pay-for-play.
I just hope anyone can bear their dishonesty with themselves when looking in the mirror if they try convincing themselves and others that Cecil "only" solicited money from one school. Anyone with a mere passing knowledge of supply and demand would try to leverage prospective bidders against one another if they truly want a better deal.
I think it's terribly laughable to suggest Cecil only tried to get money from one school. Yeah, right.
Last edited by Brutus; 11-05-2011 at 09:18 PM.
I realize the NCAA supposedly takes each investigation on a case-by-case basis, but I question the decision.
Of course, I have a major problem with the NCAA ruling committee anyway, so it may be a case of bias.
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