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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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16.

roby    

Yes we really want the FBI involved. Maybe they will clean some of the pond s*** up and stop all this slander. The truth is a powerful tool. Much more powerful than innuendo!!

1254 days ago
17.

93kkNUPE!    

Lets be real for a minute, if this kid had just been an average player on an average team,this s@@t would have never surfaced.The fact is this,you pick any player on any team and find all kinds of wrong doings that goes on with student athletes.This B S could cost this kid the Heisman!

1254 days ago
18.

harrison peer    

WAR EAGLE! How much character assassination has to happen before this story is no longer about Cam Newton and about the sleazy agents, runners and shady people that make all of this story possible? Here's to Cam Newton and Auburn University! Win'em all and let the chips fall where they may.

1254 days ago
19.

Merk    

you wanted the spotlight eagle-tigers... now you got it!

1254 days ago
20.

ME    

REALLY REALLY THIS IS ON TMZ. NONE OF THIS WAS TALKED ABOUT WHEN HE PLAYED WITH THE JUNIOR COLLEGE. NO EVEN WHEN HE PLAYED HIS FIRST GAME WITH AUBURN. THIS ONLY COMES UP WHEN THEY ARE CLOSE TO WINNING A CHAMPIONSHIP WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP.

1254 days ago
21.

AuburnFan    

WAR EAGLE!!! Let's get to the bottom of this so Cam Newton can get his focus back on doing what he does best!!!!

1254 days ago
22.

Ted Nugent    

I'm glad to see the FBI has gotten up to speed on something that the sports world has been aware of for three decades. For the record, I think this is all a smear campaign by a bitter, former coach. It's shameful.

1254 days ago
23.

WDE    

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!
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Yeah, the cheating thing is starting to unravel (Florida has no evidence of him ever being accused) and no one has levy allegations against Newton, only that he was shopped for cashed, which the story from Bond has tons of holes AND now looks like he just heard a rumor, reported it to Mississippi St, who then investigated it AND CONTINUED to recruit Newton, as though they found nothing.

1254 days ago
24.

yaba daba    

This won't end well. Auburn better hope to hell Cecil Newton didn't pocket some cash!

1254 days ago
25.

Stacey    

War Cam Eagle! National Championship bound!

1254 days ago
26.

r coleman    

Hope they stick it to the aubies.

1254 days ago
27.

Clarice Starling    

Exactly. Nobody said that Auburn did anything wrong. MSU didn't say that Auburn did anything wrong. It just happens to be that Cam Newton now plays for Auburn. Hell, Lame Kiffen probably had more to do with this than anyone.

1254 days ago
28.

deepthroat    

does the FBI investigate wiretapping or recording someone without their knowledge? might want to keep that in mind

1254 days ago
29.

aubie1969    

THE ONLY REASON THIS IS GOING DOWN IS URBAN CAN'T HANDLE THE FACT THAT CAM IS MAKING HIS #1 GUY "TEBOW" LOOK BAD PUTTING A HURT ON HIS RECORDS THE YEAR HE "TEBOW" WON THE HEISSMAN.

1254 days ago
30.

en Todo Momento!!    

yeah, looks like some of these FBI fools are in on this kind of stuff, covering for the bribes!! cuz you know some 'secret service fools' who wanna 'sit down with some 'no-body'' all uber-important, have got some shady stuff going on in their cubicles. and anywhere where there is dirty money to be gotten, some shady fools are the quickest to don a 'professional costume' (detective suit) to cash in on it (aka high school/college-football and sports in general)

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