Meet Cam Newton’s Father, Cecil Newton

If Cam Newton is at the center of an NCAA investigation regarding his eligibility, his father may be just slightly off-center.

Cecil Newton is mentioned in ESPN’s report on the investigation as the pastor of Holy Zion Center of Deliverance in the Atlanta suburb of Newnan, Georgia. That church doesn’t return many results, but a condemned building the church has used has been part of an ongoing squabble over its destruction, and Bishop Cecil Newton shows up in news reports about it.

ESPN report has Cecil Newton saying he’s met Kenny Rogers, the agent (or “agent”) who solicited cash from Mississippi State for Cam Newton’s commitment. But Cecil is also important because he reportedly made the decision that his son would play for Auburn.