Oh, about that ‘Cam Newton tape’: Not so fast, my friends

Can anyone "authenticate" that this is actually Cam Newton? (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

Can anyone "authenticate" that this is actually Cam Newton? (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

Yesterday we noted that Scott Moore, an Alabama entertainer, has been saying he has heard audio tapes of Cecil Newton talking about money in exchange for his famous son’s amateur services. We also noted that Moore has indicated the tapes could prove Cecil Newton’s famous son Cam had been privy to such discussions.

Today, via Sports Radio 97.7 The Zone in Huntsville, we learn that Moore isn’t sure of … well, of much of anything. From SportsByBrooks’ transcription of Moore’s appearance on Cole Cubelic’s morning show:

I’ve heard a voice on that tape that said there’s an offer for $180,000 from Auburn and this is Cecil Newton … This is what I’ve been told was Cecil Newton. I’ve never heard Cecil talk before … but I was told by those guys [Mississippi State boosters John Bond and Bill Bell] that this was Cecil talking and Kenny Rogers [another Mississippi State figure] is on these tapes as well. I’m going based on what I’ve heard.

Then this:

I’m going to play this [alleged Newton tape] on the air [of Moore's own radio show] and we’re going to talk about this on the air; then let’s get that voice authenticated.

I believe I can speak for all of us when I say: The man wants to put something on the air before having it authenticated? And he wants us to take him seriously?

Oh, and we should also note that SportsByBrooks, which does nice work, is reporting that a source “indicated that Bond and Bell have no audio file or tape containing the voice of Cecil Newton.”

Only in Alabama, kids. Only in Alabama.

By Mark Bradley

196 comments Add your comment

Not Disappointed!

March 2nd, 2011
7:01 pm

Tony31005

March 2nd, 2011
7:01 pm

Tony31005

March 2nd, 2011
7:01 pm

Deez

March 2nd, 2011
7:02 pm

Yes Sir two rednecks and mudbone from tupelo MS duped Moore
What a loser

Zach

March 2nd, 2011
7:03 pm

Mark, people attack those on top to give themselves 15 seconds of fame. Who is this guy? I graduate from Auburn and I’ve never heard of this guy before.

Deez

March 2nd, 2011
7:04 pm

Liars and dumb who’re trash living un glory days don’t realize the damage the have done to their beloved MSU Bulldogs….Can u say NCAA has all evidence they need to give it to their program #novaseline

Not Disappointed!

March 2nd, 2011
7:04 pm

I wonder if it will ever end for Cam? LOL! Oh, I was first. “Who Knew?”

Deez

March 2nd, 2011
7:06 pm

Alabama cricets wildly heard amidst the absence of Alabama innuendo still LMAO

Not Don Waddell

March 2nd, 2011
7:06 pm

Why on earth would a legitimate news source (AJC? Is that really still a legit news source?) have ever talked about this to begin with? Pathetic.

collegedude

March 2nd, 2011
7:07 pm

Too much smoke not to be a fire in there somewhere. Doubt this is legit though. Will be interesting if they do try and get it authenticated.

Mark Bradley

March 2nd, 2011
7:08 pm

Kudos, Not Disappointed! And I hope you’re … er, not disappointed.

Headley Lamar

March 2nd, 2011
7:09 pm

Anyone who believes Cam didnt know about the pay for play stuff Cecil was doing is either

1. An Auburn homer
2. An idiot

Its akin to Barry Bonds saying he didnt know he was being given Steroids.

Maybe if AJ Green had just let his mom sell his jersey everything would have been ok huh?

Deez

March 2nd, 2011
7:10 pm

Mississippi State is the cheaters here is that not plainly or painfully obvious? Whom have they paid? Clearly a history of this type of behavior is previous to Cam Newton. Those rich redne ks Bell & Bond will hang ole Mudbone out there to well it is backyard Mississippi. They don’t know him! The tapes don’t exist for several reasons the first is because the can of worms of all those paid over years will gave to be answered for hmmmnn

Zach

March 2nd, 2011
7:15 pm

Headly,

What facts do YOU have that show that Cam Newton knew about the “pay for play”? If and when you were in college, did you talk to your parents everyday? Did you tell them everything that was going on with you life? Do you think that they told you everything that was going on with them? Do you think that you would tell your child if you were doing something inappropriate?

Hmmm…

Duckafawg

March 2nd, 2011
7:15 pm

It’s known that this MORON is a redneck Bama supporter…the kind that lays hands on the Bear statue before games….what a joke…again…anyone thats among the 92K at the spring game is seriously in need of a life…and no…im not an Auburn fan

Born and raised in GA

March 2nd, 2011
7:17 pm

The problem with your last line only in Alabama is that us Georgians look to the west and feel superior, look to the north (Tenn) and feel superior, look to the east (S. Carolina) and feel superior
and the fact is we are delusional if we think we are any different. The main difference is that UGA has no powerful in state rival.

Mark Bradley

March 2nd, 2011
7:18 pm

Football in Georgia is a big deal, Born and raised. But it’s a bigger deal in Alabama.

rico

March 2nd, 2011
7:18 pm

Here we go again jealousy breeds lies and lies breed ignorance. Everyone that believes this pay for play to be anything more than Cecil humoring a pathetic washout like Rogers is beyond me! Seriously, wake up y’all. Haters hate on Cam bc its what they do, envy hurts everyone especially the beholder

"Chef" Tim Dix

March 2nd, 2011
7:19 pm

On the same tape Mallet smokes pot. I swear.

Headley Lamar

March 2nd, 2011
7:20 pm

Headly,

What facts do YOU have that show that Cam Newton knew about the “pay for play”?

You fall in category 1

Auburn homer

rico

March 2nd, 2011
7:21 pm

Get a look at how Bonds and Bell castaway their former teammate. Those washed up story tellers have ruined their very own program. Laugh it up MSU

5150 UOAD

March 2nd, 2011
7:21 pm

Call when the NCAA either says there is Proof Cam did something wrong of that the investigation is over.

Mark Bradley

March 2nd, 2011
7:22 pm

I’ve said it before, but …

This whole Cam Newton saga is the strangest tale in SEC annals.

AJ

March 2nd, 2011
7:22 pm

Not sure why most try to defend Cam. Aside from stealing a lap-top at Florida and whether he left the school or was kicked out, we know this: his father attempted to sell his sons services to MissSt, where his ole recruiter, Dan Mullen (from Florida) is coaching. So I understand why he DIDN’T go to MissSt, because they didn’t pay the $180,000. Question I have is, Why did he go to Auburn? Did AU offer more money? Did they offer him at least something for his services? I don’t know, so I’m not one to say whether he was paid or not. Just don’t try to sell me that load of crap that Cam had no idea what his father was doing.

rico

March 2nd, 2011
7:22 pm

Damn it feels good to be Gangsta

Zach

March 2nd, 2011
7:23 pm

Call me whatever you want to call me Headley, but avoiding the question just reiterates your close mindedness.

rico

March 2nd, 2011
7:25 pm

As a parent we do a plenty that we hope our children never learn of. Those things are stupid, bad, good and even dangerous. Look people start acting like humans or let it eat away at you. Cam Newton besides innocence is too GOOD to be taken down. NEXT

Sandra

March 2nd, 2011
7:27 pm

This may turn out like Reggie Bush…..Cam may need to return the trophy.

What about the videos of

March 2nd, 2011
7:28 pm

What about the videos from Victoryland dog track that portay Scam and his pappy gambling in the company of hoods? Milton Mc Qwirk the track owner, is one of those thugs and he is already under FEDERAL indictment for bribery of ALbama politicans BUT will provide testimony about Scam for leniency.

AU ………………… it is coming.

FBI is on that like white on rice. THAT is not an issue that the NCAA has jursidiction over.

Pete Rose

rico

March 2nd, 2011
7:29 pm

Lets focus on the fact that Cam is everything we aspire to be as a young athlete only differen e is the chinks in his armor from stupid decisions he has made. He is a kid but honestly cast away for u will be judged first. His ability to strive basically says to all of the haters that you can’t phase me. I got news for you Cam is a Champion and you are not, hey &#$&&$ clean up on idle 6!

ganu

March 2nd, 2011
7:30 pm

Wow, I come on here eager to read a sports article and instead get insulted.

Why the bigoted closing, Mr. Bradley?

"Chef" Tim Dix

March 2nd, 2011
7:30 pm

Tex dropped Boras to become Cecil’s newest client.

Zach

March 2nd, 2011
7:30 pm

Cecil: “Cam, I just wanted to let you know that I’m selling your services to the highest bidder.”

Cam: “No way dad? Really? How much am I worth?”

Cecil: “Right now $180K!”

I’m sure the convo went something like this.

SouthGADawg

March 2nd, 2011
7:31 pm

AU is as dirty of a school as there ever has been. If there wasnt any truth to it we would not be talking about it.Noone tkes football more serious than people fron GA.

kral

March 2nd, 2011
7:32 pm

heck basically WE know nothing..we have heard reports…hearsay…conjecture…not denying CM problems,,,just not hanging someone who might be innocent

Zach

March 2nd, 2011
7:33 pm

I’ve got an idea. Let’s believe everything ESPN says because they have to be right. They’re ESPN!

rollo lawson

March 2nd, 2011
7:33 pm

I bet Scott Moore is one of those “birthers” too, lol!!!!

Zach

March 2nd, 2011
7:35 pm

Two air balls in a row? Josh Powell? Really?

Vain Jangling

March 2nd, 2011
7:35 pm

Why can’t we all just get along? [Possibly channeling Rodney King]. Before this is over, all this crazy talk is going to make someone somewhere kill an innocent tree. [Hittin' below the belt! Do it again Sluggo and I'm taking a point away]. It doesn’t have to be this way. Just say no! [Gratuitous Nancy Reagan quote]… Yeah, you’re right… I’ve got too much time on my hands. And BTW, I’m not real happy with either McLouth OR Schafer in center. O.K., I’ll go now.

kral

March 2nd, 2011
7:36 pm

be the jury…most of you,,including some AJC writers and sports talk radio-host report what they he haer.not what they no to be facts…sometimes they just report what they feel

vikinghorse

March 2nd, 2011
7:36 pm

Neither Moore nor SportsbyBrooks is a reliable source. The credibility of this article and everything that preceded it should be questions.

Worm

March 2nd, 2011
7:36 pm

New name for whoever drafts this clown’s offense-ConAir

Jessica

March 2nd, 2011
7:36 pm

Why don’t all you people who are about to crook leave Cam alone. You’ve stayed on this earth overtime; let Cam live his life. Good thing he’s ignoring you, you incompetent, jealous buffoons.

GT GRAD

March 2nd, 2011
7:37 pm

He AND his dad are more than likely guilty……….this is the primary reason why he left early for the NFL; if he stayed and was suspended due to NCAA findings, his NFL stock would have plummetted!

kral

March 2nd, 2011
7:37 pm

do not leave early VJ..least it is not vd….some of the same concerns

kral

March 2nd, 2011
7:40 pm

glad you said more than likely…not condeming just commenting…GT

UGA_2001

March 2nd, 2011
7:45 pm

So the guy was offered $180K to play at Miss St.

One thing that you and Schultz always gloss is over is why would he go to Aub if he wasn’t being paid there?

The bottom line is that Auburn stands for everything wrong with college athletics and they will get caught and punished eventually by the NCAA for this or for something else. The NCAA will lose all credibility if they let programs like Aub get away with buying championships.

kral

March 2nd, 2011
7:46 pm

let’s see anybody here read the NCAA reports…anybody talked or interrogated cm or father..anybody talked to Miss. ST. ajc reporter on this article included

SSIgator

March 2nd, 2011
7:46 pm

cam newton is a total thug, thats wy florida kicked him off the team. we have too much class to let a thug like newton continue to play for us. he doesnt even no how to read

pricedawg

March 2nd, 2011
7:47 pm

Please post facts when reporting Mark. The fact of the matter is that 680 interviewed the guy yesterday and he clearly stated that for legal purposes, he was going to have the tape checked out BEFORE playing it on the radio. Another attempt for the AJC to sell papers/crap. Lets not let the facts get in the way of a good story.