When you are a college athletic star there are a couple things you do and don’t do. You make sure to win for your team, you keep your body healthy and you don’t and I repeat don’t rack in the cash. The piles of money comes later when you are a pro superstar. But on the college level you do not enjoy the perks of a big bank account due to your sports skills. But it appears that star Quarterback for the Auburn University Football team Cam Newton may not have heard about that last rule.
There are presently allegations that he was trying to solicit a big pay day from colleges to lure him there, this was when he was looking to transfer from Florida to apparently greener – in the money sense – pastures. But that’s a big no-no in college ball. You do not get paid. And Cam isn’t the only one reportedly being investigated.
The NCAA requested financial statements from Cam’s dad the Pastor Cecil Newton. They apparently requested bank statements and records from his church. A church that just went through a big overhaul. A church that was set to be demolished. A church where it now up to code even though Cam’s mom said of the church that “we don’t have any money…we have nothing.” So why would the NCAA request the financial records of the church? Do they think that Cam used the ill gotten gains to fix up the ailing building? Or do they think they are using it as some kind of money laundering front. At this time the NCAA will not comment on or if there is even an investigation.
One thing for sure, after Cam’s arrest a couple year ago and now this, his Heisman dreams may soon be out of reach.