Newton issue could spawn a tumultuous bowl season

Imagine a BCS Championship Game overshadowed by concurrent NCAA and FBI investigations of one of the most prominent participants. Imagine Auburn running the table with a potentially ineligible player and the fallout that might cause on other campuses. Imagine Cam Newton following so closely in Reggie Bush’s footsteps that he sinks in the same slime.
This is the nightmare scenario of college football 2010, a “huge concern” in the estimation of one bowl official, and one that grows more vivid and more ominous with each passing news cycle. With two games remaining in its regular season, unbeaten Auburn has climbed to No.?2 in the BCS standings thanks to a breathtaking transfer quarterback who has raised as many red flags as referees’ arms.