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Website Challenges Newton To Pass Lie Detector

Perhaps once Cam Newton is drafted in the first few slots of Thursday’s NFL draft he’ll become “just another guy.”  For now, however, the Heisman-winning quarterback is still the subject of tons of speculation and a lot of bizarre side stories.  Take this one:

As Jeff Schultz of The AJC points out, a website called is offering $1 million to Newton if he can pass a lie detector test offering up the “4 Questions College Football Fans Want Answered.”

Those questions are:

1.  Prior to signing with Auburn, were you aware your father was “shopping” you to Mississippi State or any other school?

2.  Did you tell Dan or Meghan Mullen that you signed with Auburn because of the money because you truly believed Auburn had paid for your commitment?

3.  Did anyone on the Auburn coaching staff/athletic department instruct you how to answer questions from the NCAA by lying or avoiding the truth?

4.  Did you or your family ever receive any impermissible benefits from Auburn?

The site is owned anonymously by someone in Felton, Delaware.  (You don’t think the owner’s a Bama expat, do you?  Nah.)

The site’s homepage quotes ESPN’s Chris Low as saying “It’s a season that will forever have an asterisk attached to it.”  Under that line, the site posts:

*Remove that askerisk and legitimize your place and Auburn’s in college football history.

But here’s the thing — After all of the accusations, innuendos, alleged audio tapes, alleged FBI wire taps, etc, etc… if the NCAA doesn’t find any hard evidence of actual wrongdoing, Newton’s career will be legitimized.  If there’s no proof that Newton or his family took any money from Auburn or anyone else, then the former SEC star won’t need a lie detector test to legitimize his place in college football history.

He’ll have weathered the greatest investigative journalism dig in 21st century sports media.




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