MSU Booster In Question: Cam’s Dad Sought Cash

In an interview today on Dallas radio station KESN-FM, former Mississippi State player Kenny Rogers accused the father of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton of seeking upwards of $180,000 in exchange for Newton signing a letter of intent to play football at Mississippi State.

Bill Bell

(MSU AD Scott Stricklin recognized Bell at an alumni event last June)

During his comments, Rogers, who is accused of soliciting payment on behalf of Cecil Newton, added that he had sought such financial compensation for Newton from former Mississippi State football player and current booster Bill Bell.

Bell, president of Bel-Mac Roofing company in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., has since confirmed that Cecil Newton indeed placed a price on his son’s services as a college football quarterback.

From Pat Forde, Mark Schlabach and Chris Low late Thursday: Read more…