This Cameron Newton story has legs, lots and lots of legs — and it’s sprouting more every day. With any luck, it will run off and lead everyone on a merry chase that ends badly.
If you can’t keep up with the things Newton is alleged to have done (or not done) on the odyssey that took him to Auburn, you’ll have a fairly difficult time sorting out the suspects who are leaking all those things.
But he allegedly cheated academically at Florida, and he allegedly asked for money to sign with a university, and he allegedly broke a commitment to attend Mississippi State. He did lots of very bad things, depending on who you listen to, or nothing bad at all, if you listen to Auburn fans.
We don’t know what exactly he did or didn’t do. We do know what happens next, though, because in the SEC, messing with players means war, and this is war.
You’re going to see more and more leaks about more and more players from more and more schools in the next few weeks and months. Recruiting rumors are their own cottage industry, and if there’s anything more fun that trying to figure out where 18-year-olds are going, it’s in finding out who did what to get them to go there.