During a radio interview with Paul Finebaum at SEC Media Day on Wednesday, Danny Sheridan of the USA Today said that his sources at the NCAA believe they have found a third-party "bag man" who helped Auburn University obtain the services of quarterback and 2010 Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton.
When I tracked down Sheridan Thursday at SEC Media Days, he said he shouldn’t have said the words "bag man" and went on to explain the confidence he has in his "sources" and how often they’ve been right.
This, of course, led to the obvious question: What are the odds of this Sheridan information panning out?
"I’d say 50-50," Sheridan said matter-of-factly.
In other words, if you were hoping for the smoking gun to appear, don't hold your breath. At least not yet.
It also doesn't help that Danny Sheridan is an Alabama guy. A notion not lost on the many Auburn fans hoping and praying he's completely wrong.
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