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Ex-MSU Player Bond Teases HBO With More Newton Info

Add HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” to the list of media outlets working to get to the bottom of the Cam Newton scandal.  The anti-Auburn site SportsByBrooks.com — doesn’t it have to be identified in those terms at this point? — reports that HBO has been trying to get former Mississippi State player/booster Kenny Rogers to talk for the past month.


“Recently, Rogers agreed, and will be interviewed on March 1 with the visit to air on a yet-to-be determined date.

That date of the Rogers interview on HBO may depend on the cooperation of former Mississippi State quarterback John Bond and ex-MSU player and booster Bill Bell.  HBO has been pressing them for sitdowns the past month, but so far neither has agreed to participate.”


For those who don’t remember, Rogers was the alleged go-between connecting Cecil Newton to Bell and Bond when Newton was the in full “pay me for my son’s services” mode.

Tuesday night, Bond spoke to WZZN-FM in Hunstville, Alabama about HBO’s pursuit of his story.


“They’ve wore me out for a month and I think Bill and I have decided we’re just going to hold off.  For right now.  We’re going to sit around and see what happens.

It’s a situation nobody wants to be in… it’s unbelievable what’s going on and we’ll figure it out and it’ll all come out and everything will be fine in the end.”


Note to Bond and Bell — put up or shut up.  This mess has dragged on long enough.  If you have information that ties Auburn to Newton via illegal cash, then provide it.  If not, go back into the anonymity from which you came.  Stop teasing those of us who have to cover this story with information you might be willing to share. 

If Auburn cheated, then Auburn should be punished.  And there’s not a thing wrong with turning evidence of Auburn’s cheating over to the NCAA. 

But the “maybe I will talk and maybe I won’t” makes Bond and Bell look childish at best, cowardly at worst.  Why the heck wouldn’t they speak up?  And please don’t say they’re trying to avoid the spotlight.  After all, the “they’ve wore me out” comment was made during a radio interview that Bond did not have to give.

Boosters from one school hinting at wrongdoing at another (while refusing to provide proof).  The gusto and glee with which certain media members and websites attack one institution or another.  It all reinforces the point we made earlier today: The SEC is on the verge of pulling the roof down on its own damn head.

 


5 comments
Bill Again
Bill Again

If this is how this conference is going to act maybe LSU,Ole Miss,MSU, and Ark. need to join the Big 12. Then Bama and Auburn can play each other 5 times and represent the SEC West..

Bill Wade
Bill Wade

What are you talking about Pennington Cecil Newton Cam's father has already admitted he made the request. Maybe John and Bill have more to offer I don't know but enough has been admitted by Cam's father for the NCAA to strip him of his Heisman and Auburn of their paid for championship.

Lee
Lee

Newton and not returning to Florida has absolutely nothing to do with any of this and doesn't matter at all numbskull. What has that got to do with this entire episode? Nothing. Get a clue dufus.

David
David

Machen's little press release bothers me the most. He essentially accused rival programs of unethical treatment of its players, including fabricating medical diagnosis, without knowing squat about the actual circumstances. Beyond unprofessional. I expect it from the Al's and Internet message boards of the world, but a university president?

Slive has a huge problem on his hands. Everyone is convinced everyone else is cheating. He can fine coaches, but not presidents. Now Meyer's ripping the conference from his ESPN booth. Perhaps both have a specific program in mind, but they're casting their words (for legal reasons) that allow people to assume the mean everyone else in the conference. Could all go up in flames.

Georgia Boy
Georgia Boy

The real question is Why did Newton not return to Florida ? Obviously Meyer and Mullen know the answers and they also know what the deal was that got Newton to Auburn ! Fess up now or sooner ! It's just a matter of time.



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