Dorsett: Newton Inquiry Is ‘Modern Day Lynching’

During my appearance on the nationally-syndicated Paul Finebaum Show today, Paul noted comments made by former college and pro football star Tony Dorsett about the recent allegations involving the father of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton.

Tony Dorsett

Last week Friday Dorsett told Eric Barrow of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS:

“I think it’s a witch hunt. It’s a modern-day lynching of an athlete. I mean come on. If there was something going on they would have had to know about it way in advance. Why all of a sudden the school gets some success and he’s successful, he’s one of the front-runners for the Heisman Trophy, then all of a sudden all this comes to the forefront?”

No surprise that ‘76 Heisman Trophy winner Dorsett also said he’s still dead-set on voting for Newton for the award despite recent claims by former Mississippi State football player Kenny Rogers that Cam’s father Cecil Newton talked of soliciting money in exchange for his son signing a letter of intent to play football at MSU.

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Reports: NCAA Investigating Auburn, Cam Newton

Pete Thamel of the NEW YORK TIMES reports Thursday on Twitter that he has, “on-record confirmation the NCAA is investigating the recruitment of Cameron Newton.

More from Thamel on today:

John Bond, a former Mississippi State quarterback said today that “a payment had to be made” for Newton to play there. Miss State declined.

Bond spoke to the NCAA and said “he acted entirely appropriately throughout this matter.”

A former teammate of Bond’s at Mississippi State reportedlycontacted him soon after Newton’s official visit to Mississippi State during the Ole Miss game in December, and said he was representing Newton.Read more…