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Cameron Newton. Okay, Now I Have Your Attention

Cameron Newton.

Here’s the tie to the sports agent world – The Spotlight On Kenny Rodgers Cannot Help Ian Greengross – surprising how few people are talking about that mess.

But for a while, the rest of the sports community can take their focus away from us agents, and start talking about some other common figures when it comes to college recruiting – runners, boosters…and the FBI?

  • The FBI wants to know if young men are being shopped to colleges. – TMZ
  • Cam Newton told a Mississippi State recruiter that he picked Auburn because “the money was too much.” – Joe Schad, ESPN
  • John Bond never actually spoke to Kenny Rodgers. – Ty Duffy, The Big Lead
  • On November 27, 2009, Cecil Newton was at a hotel in Starkville, Miss. and asked two Mississippi State coaches about the payment for his son to attend Mississippi State.  – AP + ESPN
  • Cecil Newton admitted to talking with an ex-Mississippi State University player about payments in return for Cam Newton’s commitment to play football at Mississippi State. – WSB Atlanta
  • Cecil Newton’s solicitation of money from Mississippi State may be all that is needed for Auburn to suffer. – Clay Travis, AOL FanHouse
  • Kenny Rodgers texted a Mississippi State booster with a payment plan that would push Cam Newton to play for the Bulldogs. – Mark Schlabach, Chris Low and Pat Forde, ESPN

I have been staying away from doing my own reporting, because much like my brethren at other websites, I am only receiving accounts of hearsay.

It’s like a Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up a day early.  Don’t worry, Friday’s wrap-up will be here for you to digest tomorrow.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.