Wednesday the NCAA’s Rick Sheridan announced that they may have found the third party go-between responsible for allegedly paying Cam Newton to play football for The University of Auburn. Thursday Auburn head coach Gene Chizik was assaulted with questions at SEC Media Days
about the still-ongoing investigation, which would be any coach’s worst nightmare. The legal ramifications for Auburn could be endless if the NCAA is competent enough to connect-the-dots. Auburn could stand to lose their 2010 National Championship Title, their SEC title, and Newton’s Heisman trophy, which collectively could set back Auburn’s recruiting program for years.
All this begs the question…
Could the Gamecocks be next on the growing list of college football scandals? After a slew of drunk’n misadventures from The University of South Carolina’s “newly reformed” quarterback Stephen Garcia, Gamecock head coach Stephen Spurrier must have some anxiety about the future well-being of his players. This fall Spurrier will be debuting the #1 recruit in the nation, Jadaveon Clowney, and Gamecock fans can’t wait to see Marcus Lattimore take the field for another season. Could all this be for naught if the Gamecocks get wrapped up in the next newsworthy scandal?
Some people view Cam Newton and Stephen Garcia as having fundamentally different problems, while others believe they stem from the same tree of collegiate-sports-corruptness. Is Garcia capable of throwing the Gamecocks into the middle of an Auburn-sized scandal? What are your thoughts?