Auburn quarterback Cam Newton's father, Cecil Newton, is at the center of reports alleging requests of benefits above and beyond a scholarship during the younger Newton's recruitment. Reports surfaced tonight indicating both Cam and Cecil Newton requested money for the quarterback's services in phone conversations with Mississippi State recruiters. When it came time to end his recruitment, Cam Newton allegedly told Mississippi State his father chose Auburn for him because "the money was too much." FoxSports' Thayer Evans somehow got in touch with Cecil Newton and asked for comment on the latest allegations. He, predictably, had no comment, but seemed to dare reporters to keep throwing stories out there.
"I'm not going to confirm nor deny nothing that has been taking place," Cecil Newton said.
"I've answered what I need to answer," Cecil Newton said. "If they're out there, go with it and make the decision or determination based on whatever you've got to say."
Newton described the allegations as a "witch hunt" but said reporters can "keep doing what they're doing" in the statement. While there's been nothing but smoke so far in this investigation, the smoke has grown thicker with each passing day. Cecil Newton's no comment and non-denial surely won't quell the firestorm surrounding his son.