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Heisman Winner Cam Newton Running to the NFL

1/13/2011 10:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Cam Newton is no dummy -- the controversial and amazingly talented QB is done at Auburn University ... and says he's going to the NFL next year.

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The Heisman Trophy winner -- who was in the middle of a recruiting scandal all season -- announced Thursday that he will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

Monday night Newton lead the Auburn Tigers to a national championship victory over Oregon that went right down to the wire.

An NCAA investigation found that Newton's father attempted to sell his son's football services to Mississippi State ... although he eventually decided to play ball at Auburn instead.


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1.

namers    

Skip his senior year? Don't get hurt.

1293 days ago
2.

SpeakTheWord    

This player got away with trying to get paid while playing in college .

1293 days ago
3.

Truth    

GET USED TO GETTING SACKED BIATCH!!! Welcome to the NFL (if the losing teams want him).

1293 days ago
4.

wasted days and wasted nights    

Now that is a smart young man. Run and take the money.

1293 days ago
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Morgan    

Just another example of an athlete getting away with lying, cheating, and stealing and being rewarded for it. He never had a chance to graduate anyway...he might as well make the money while he can. I really hope in a few years they "Reggie Bush" him and take away his Heisman. Far from a role model.

1293 days ago
6.

Reality     

@3- Fairley was a beast in that game. I hope Carolina gets him

1293 days ago
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Nostradamus    

1. Skip his senior year? Don't get hurt.

Posted at 6:29 PM on Jan 13, 2011 by namers

You have it backwards, school will always be there, the NFL won't.
Even if he loses a scholarship, one year in the show will cover the guys last year's tuition. Stay in school and get hurt while playing your senior year? Now THAT would a mistake.

1293 days ago
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Majik    

Nothing has been proven. The greatest players have bad games and bad days. Sounds like someone had a bad day 1/10/11 when Auburn won. Reggie Bush was living in a new house, Cam knew nothing about his fathers dealings. Somebody wants him and they want him 1st round. WAR CAM EAGLE. NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2011.

1293 days ago
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Reality     

#8 Totally agree. The first guy comment doesn't realize most players leave a couple years early to AVOID injury in college, therefore ruining any good draft pick, and possibly not getting drafted at all.

1293 days ago
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onthego    

Thinking about the kid that could have used the money spent on his 3 years in college to get an education. Nice to have a free ride.

1293 days ago
11.

myopinion    

If he stayed at Auburn he would mostly likely become ineligible to play next year anyway, there is no way he didn't know what is father was up to. If you think he didn't you need to get your head out of the sand. Now that the bowl games are over, the real truth will begin to come out. He might as well go ahead to the NFL. From what I saw in the game Monday night, I wasn't that impressed with his performance. The media has made him out to be bigger than life and he will have a very difficult time living up to that.

1293 days ago
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Morgan    

Actually,Majik, a lot has been proven. He took a classmates research paper and put his name on it. He was found with a stolen lap top and the list goes on. If he wasn't such a gifted athlete he would have been dismissed from the university. I could not have cared less who won the National Championship...I'm SC alum.

1293 days ago
13.

Mike w    

#^ Jealous much. you dont know him or either how his grades were. Just shutup and stop being negative you jealous loser.

1293 days ago
14.

Frankie    

Yeah right like Cam didn't know how his father was shopping him around. He wanted to go to Mississippi State to play for Dan Mullen who recruited him to play at Florida. Mississippi St. said no thanks so Auburn paid his daddy to fix up his church. He won't be anything in the NFL. Just another JaMarcus Russell.

1293 days ago
15.

zima    

pimping your son pays....really!!

1293 days ago
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