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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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46.

Bill    

There is no truth to this... McGregor is the subject of a huge FBI probe with the Alabama legislature... bond was interviewed by an FBI agent... the two are not connected... This is just a Bama Tide Attempt to keep the story going... it is time for it to Die...

1335 days ago
47.

phil    

Everyone outside of Alabama thinks Cam is looking like a poor citizen at best, and a pretty evil dude at worst. Funny to read Auburn lunatics, er fanatics try to defend him with these wild analogies like littering. LOL

As a Duck, I want to play an SEC team in the title game, so I want this to go away, but looking at it objectively (something Auburn fans cant do I guess) it sure looks like the Newtons are pretty slimy. We just got rid of our laptop stealer, yet you guys are embracing yours?

1335 days ago
48.

picassokat    

TMZ here is your background on Jody Wright (graduate assistant at Alabama) being investigated as original source of Cam Newton leak. He was in same position at MSU during the recruitment of Newton. http://bit.ly/c5loP4

1335 days ago
49.

jim    

I am sure the FBI passed on this sensitive information to TMZ first. So far the only person known to have been investigated was John Bond.

1335 days ago
50.

Greg    

LOL at Auburn fans with their heads in the sand.

No wonder the rest of the country looks at the state of Alabama and laughs at all the stupid hicks.

1335 days ago
51.

No comment    

Well, if this guy gets the Heisman trophy, then they should give it back to Reggie Bush. Being an atheist I find it apropo that his father the minister was wheeling and dealing his son for money, knowing it is against NCAA rules.

1335 days ago
52.

WDE    

Unrelated. FBI was already investigating McGregor on things unrelated to Auburn. McGregor is an Auburn booster, so FBI was simply doing it's due diligence to see if there was a connection. Remember, no one at Auburn has been accused of any wrongdoing.

1335 days ago
53.

Auburnhater    

I think this story scooped you guys by about an hour or two.
http://www.illegalshift.com/2010/11/17/rumor-mill-cam-newton-paid-by-auburn-booster-milton-mcgregor/college-football/

1335 days ago
54.

ted    

Aliens - I see aliens

1335 days ago
55.

Ashvegas    

Yes, Plumber, UA has orchestrated this entire scandle because they're just so upset Auburn has a good quarterback.

Laughable.

1335 days ago
56.

Bama Mom    

Sherry~ the only reason what SCAM did is relevant now is becuase of the buzz about the Heisman. The Heisman committee is NOT going to have another Reggie Bush situation to deal with. That is why all of this is coming out, not becuase Auburn has a good season. Ya'll can blame it on BAMA, MISS ST, or Georgia fans. We did nothing wrong or unehtical, that was all AUBURN and SCAM Newton! We know how to recruit good decent players, that is why we have 13 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, and AUBURN has NONE!!!!!!!!! ROLL TIDE ROLLLLLL

1335 days ago
57.

Bowleggs    

MS State merely reported to the SEC and NCAA that a person said to be representing Cecil Newton asked for money in order to get his son to sign at MSU. MSU did not imply that Auburn or Cam Newton did anything wrong.

1335 days ago
58.

Bill    

Auburn inbred redneck's calling names again. Thats funny since most of the off-campus housing at Auburn are Mobile Homes. They roll their own trees win they win...what a joke

1335 days ago
59.

Razorback Dave    

Auburn fans remind me a lot of Kevin Bacon's character at the end of Animal House.... While everything around them falls apart they are screaming at the top of their lungs..."all is well, ALL IS WELL"

1335 days ago
60.

missionimpossible    

Like Colin Cowherd of ESPN said, the ONLY people in the country that don't believe a major violation has occurred is Auburn people. It all depends on which side your bread is buttered. They could catch Cam with money is his hand and Auburn people would deny and defend him. There is just way too much smoke here. Stop thinking with your football desires in hand Auburn people. Something bad is about to happen. Wake up.

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