Clearly, the evidence is increasing that Cecil Newton did, indeed, commit a violation of the NCAA’s no-solicitation rule. That does not necessarily mean that Cam Newton should be declared ineligible.
But if he were Mississippi State’s quarterback, I believe that, as a precaution, he’d be sitting on the bench today. And every Bulldog win in which he played would be in potential jeopardy.
But he plays for Auburn, and there is no evidence at this point that anyone connected to Auburn even heard a demand for money from Cecil Newton. It remains to be seen how much difference, if any, that will make in any consequences that might befall Cam Newton and Auburn.