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Cam Newton and Panthers on Hard Knocks?

It looks like Cam Newton will be going from $100,000 man to Hard Knocks… the Carolina Panthers are the lead candidate to be featured on the new season of Hard Knocks. The HBO original series chronicles an NFL team’s training camp and upcoming season preparations. Panthers center Ryan Kalil tweeted, “Reliable source telling me possible reality sports doc TV series coming to NC after today’s media presence covering Panther POTA’s.”

This season is especially competitive because of the NFL lockout. Despite other teams’ interest, including the Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos, the Panthers are said to be the front runner because of first overall draft pick Newton. Already proclaiming himself as an entertainer and icon, Newton is no stranger to controversy, after reports surfaced that Newton accepted money to play college football at Auburn.

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Cam Newton tapes leaked?

Although Cam Newton was found innocent by the NCAA of any wrong doing, Alabama radio host Scott Moore says he’s got the tapes to prove otherwise. Moore claims the tapes reveal that Cam was present during meetings with his father Cecil soliciting money to sign with a college team. Newton won a National Championship with Auburn and is entering the NFL draft. Listen to the tapes here…. and remember Cam mo’ money mo’ problems.

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Look Smart: Heisman Trophy Ceremony

What: The most prestigious award in all of college sports will be awarded tonight in New York. The Heisman Trophy goes to the MVP in college football. Past award winners include Tim Tebow, Barry Sanders and OJ Simpson. This year’s Heisman Trophy is extra exciting because it has all the makings of a great reality TV series, including the villain, the underdog, and the good guy. Based on position alone quarterbacks are favored to win. In the past 10 years, eight quarterbacks have won the award. The Heisman Trophy ceremony is one the few times a game won’t be on at a bar. Who doesn’t love an award ceremony, even if there isn’t a red carpet.

To get the lowdown on the list of the nominees click here! (more…)

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Alabama employee fired for playing “Take the Money and Run” and “Son of a Preacher Man” for Cam Newton during Auburn game

A University of Alabama Sports Information employee was fired for playing the songs “Take the Money and Run” and “Son of a Preacher Man” during this weekend’s  Alabama game against SEC rival Auburn University.  The songs were an intended jab at Auburn star player and leading Heisman Trophy candidate Cam Newton. Newton is at the center of a national scandal and is accused of soliciting money to sign with a college team.

Retired Mississippi State quarterback John Bond was reportedly approached by Newton’s people to give Newton cash for him to sign at Bond’s Alma mauter. Bond reported the incident to the Mississippi University Athletic Director.

Newton was reportedly represented by Kenny Rogers, who is a former Mississippi State player himself, who now runs college football camps throughout the country. Rogers reevealed that Newton’s father, Cecil Newton expected to get anywhere between $100,000- $180,000 for his son to sign with a particular school. Cecil Newton is a pastor at the Holy Zion Center of Deliverance church in Georgia… making the song “Song of a Preacher Man” all the more comical.

Alabama has said that they have fired the part-time DJ because he violated school policy. Alabama public relations director Debbie Lane said:

“Our processes require that all music and videos played in the stadium prior to and during every game be carefully scripted and approved by a senior administrator in the Athletics Department. The former staff member deviated from the script that had been approved for the game with Auburn, and the University took steps to immediately terminate his contract.”

Maybe the DJ should have gone with something more subtle like Donna Summer’s “Work Hard for the Money.”

Image via Mississippi Sports Talk

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