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FBI's Cam Newton Probe Expands to Auburn Booster

11/17/2010 5:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The FBI investigation into the cash for Cam Newton scandal now involves a guy who gave more than $1 million to Auburn University ... and was recently arrested in a bribery sting.

Cam Newton Scandal Investigation
According to sources connected to the probe ... FBI agents looking into the Newton recruiting controversy are also asking about Milton McGregor -- a dog track owner arrested last month for allegedly bribing Alabama politicians to vote pro gambling.

We're told agents asked someone connected to the Newton case if he was familiar with McGregor or the bribery scandal.

It's unclear what, if any, direct connection McGregor has to Newton. Back in 2008, McGregor did donate a million bucks toward construction of a new arena at Auburn.

McGregor did not return a call for comment.

UPDATE 4:00PM PST: Milton McGregor's attorney tells TMZ his client has "never had any contact – direct or indirect – with Cam Newton, Cecil Newton, Cam’s father; Kenny Rogers or anyone purporting to represent Cam Newton."  He also says McGregor has never compensated student athletes at Auburn or any other school.



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StPaul    

it's all explained here!

http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/messagetopic.asp?p=22778676

1386 days ago
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Joe the Plumber    

Bammers have been spreading this crap for a couple of weeks. You actually ran this? It is absurd.

1386 days ago
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Bette    

If what is being said is true, the 'Reverend' Cecil Newton should be punished !!!! What a shame to use an affiliation with a church (multiple churches) to feed greed (not like it's never happened tho). I hope it's not true but if it is, shame on Cecil.

1386 days ago
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Byron    

Wow. You guys are usually better about having some real proof. This may has well culled from a Bama fan's wet dream. Or their message boards. Same difference.

Reporting fail.

1386 days ago
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Ted Nugent    

This is a two week old dead story. Come on guys...do your job.

1386 days ago
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Anonomyz    

WoW that is some crazy **** omg. this dumb ass reta

1386 days ago
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Bette    

This was all started by Mississippi State, not Bama!!!

LSUx.

1386 days ago
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Auburn Hater    

This info came earlier in the day. over on http://illegalshift.com

http://www.illegalshift.com/2010/11/17/rumor-mill-cam-newton-paid-by-auburn-booster-milton-mcgregor/college-football/

1386 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

this cam guy is a crook anyways,,he stole a laptop,cheated on a test and signed his name to some term paper that was not his..his daddy tries to demand money from miss..he is going down down down

1386 days ago
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bigmac1011    

Hey Charles Barkley went to Auburn in 1985.....maybe we should link him to the investigation as well since he probably walked the same streets as Cam Newton before.

I peed in Jordan Hare Stadium once in a urinal....might as well link me too.

Shabby piece of reporting by an otherwise good TMZ. Come on guys.

1386 days ago
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jdawg    

this is absurd.

Alabama rednecks have been spreading this garbage for the last couple of weeks.

whats the matter? no celeb upskirts this week? get a real job.

1386 days ago
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TheStopper    

Once again Auburn fans think Alabama is out to get them. You paranoid schizophrenic idiots need to understand this Cam Saga was brought to you by this guys history. This story has been known about way before Newton stepped on to your Campus. Obviously, something would surface when Newton and Auburn are routing for the National Championship. Naturally that's when all the dirt does come out. I've known about this since November of last year, as It was talked about all over Mississippi on the radio. I don't really know how credible this piece of the story is but it really wouldn't surprise me if it were true.

1386 days ago
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Byron    

All you have to do is read the bammer message boards to know this same silly non-story has been pumped to the toothless hordes repeatedly for two weeks. They've been sending out emails and such trying to get someone...anyone...to write about it but had no takers.

...that is until TMZ decided to lower the bar below Weekly World News levels to put something out on it even if it's bull****.

1386 days ago
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T-Dog    

Never in my life have a scene a greater perverion of the laws and blantant attempt to taint a jury pool. What, now someone can't even make a charitable contribution. Perhaps Milton McGregor should be investigated in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, the Area 51 cover-up and for his involvment in Watergate. Surely he can be tied to something else without evidence. This would have nothing to do with the fact that a divided state on a football rivalry will be the jury pool from which the trial jury will be selected.

How about for once....just once, we allow the evidence to be presented before the allegations start to fly around and an individual is deemed guilty in the media. I cant believe this is what we consider "news"! --- T-Dog

1386 days ago
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bigmac1011    

I stole a tootsie roll once from the gas station before I went to college....maybe they shouldn't have let me in since my character was so bad.

1386 days ago
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