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Cam Newton Drama Ignites FBI Investigation

11/9/2010 7:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ Sports has confirmed ... the FBI has requested a meeting with a key figure in the Cam Newton college football recruiting controversy to find out if, "young men are being shopped to colleges."

Cam Newton NCAA investigation:

The man feds want to speak with is John Bond -- a former Mississippi State football star. Last week, Bond claimed people connected to Heisman front-runner Cam Newton contacted him back in 2009 and said it would take $180,000 to get Cam to commit to MSU. 

Newton eventually committed to Auburn University, where he's now one of the top quarterbacks in the country. 

Bond's attorney confirms to TMZ Sports that the FBI has requested a sit-down meeting with his client -- and tells us the agent who contacted him said, "We are interested in whether young men are being shopped to colleges."

Newton has denied any wrongdoing -- and reps for Auburn have stated that Newton remains eligible to play and will start this weekend against Georgia.


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WDERC    

War Eagle! Let the FEDS get to the bottom of it.

1389 days ago
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Fredo    

Sports agents who participate in this kind of thing need to have their shiite handed to them, as in prison time and barring them from the industry altogether.

1389 days ago
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Carmine    

Are you really SURE you want the FBI involved? Be carefull what you wish for!

1389 days ago
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Cletus T    

Urban Meyer and Dan Mullen will eventually be found to be behind all this. Alabama is going to destroy Miss St. and Urban I hope you read this, because If you somehow beat South Carolina and Auburn and Florida play in the SEC Championship. Auburn is going to completely wipe Florida off the map. You think it was bad when Bama beat your crappy team? Auburn is got something for you Urban and I hope all this muck racking that your behind is worth it because you are never gonna be the same when Cam Newton makes you look stupid..War Eagle!

1389 days ago
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RS    

cbssports.com reported earlier today that there are huge inconsistencies in John Bond's story. Here's betting that Bond tells the FBI the truth and reveals that he has no knowledge of Newton or any other player "being shopped to colleges." What a fiasco.

1389 days ago
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Heather    

I think that this is very sad. people just cant stand that AUBURN is going all the way this year. urban LYER AND HIS CREW should be so sad at the type of character they have! and i hope that people take a good look at themselves. NOT ONE PERSON ON THIS EARTH IS PERFECT... ~~~~WDE~~~

1389 days ago
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Fredo    

Explain to me why the casual fan WOULDN'T want the FBI involved?

1389 days ago
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John Floyd    

Hope they knock some doors in Gainesville and Tuscaloosa, too. We are witnessing the character assasination of an innocent young man and his family.

1389 days ago
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Clarice Starling    

This is getting interesting.

1389 days ago
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Oh boy    

Ugh, his record speaks for itself. If he stole a laptop, cheated in his classes, go figure if the guy accepted some money. Either way, he's a great athelete. He will do fine in the pros!

1389 days ago
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Bippy    

Is he dating one of the Kardashians???

1389 days ago
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swirlywand    

some of y'all need to check yourself....this all HAPPENED well before the season started...and Mississippi State followed the proper procedures with the NCAA which is to report anything suspicious...John Bond has NOT said that Auburn paid for Cam...

Aside from that MSU was traveling to a memorial service for their teammate that DIED TRAGICALLY last week when this story broke, so it was NOT MSU who broke this story, who leaked this story, etc...

1389 days ago
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ME    

Really Really I can't believe the extreme this has gone too far. None of this has come out during his time in Junior College he played football there or did that not mean anything. This is just stupidity taken to a different level people are just mad because he is a good ball player and they can't take any claim in noticing his talent. Haters never prosper

1389 days ago
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W.E.    

Doesn't the FBI have anything better to do?

1389 days ago
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trayvon lee    

Is the guy snitching because he's not getting heisman noise or is the homey mad he didn't get his cut :)

1389 days ago
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