As expected, Huntsville radio host Scott Moore was back on the air this morning — this time with WNSP-FM 105.5 in Mobile — talking about the audio tapes he claims to have heard relating to Cam Newton.
In today’s interview, Moore reveals that the tapes he’s heard were made by former MSU players John Bond and Bill Bell. (Earlier today, we reported that the tapes Moore discussed yesterday were the much-rumored Kenny Rogers-owned tapes, mainly because he did not specify in the webclip available to us who had made the tapes. In referring today to the tapes made by Bond and Bell, it now appears that at least three different people — Bond, Bell and Rogers — possess tapes and text messages relating to Newton.)
In today’s interview, Moore makes the following claims:
1. Cam was in the room when Cecil asked Mississippi State for more money.
2. The NCAA has copies of some of the tapes.
3. Cecil reveals on one tape that he received a $200,000 offer from Tennessee but also said he’d give Mississippi State a $20,000 discount.
4. The NCAA is about to start looking into Auburn’s recruiting practices in Arkansas. (The NCAA was asking questions in Louisiana last week.)
5. An FBI agent told Bond that Cam will be a footnote in the bureau’s investigation and that the investigation into Colonial Bank will eventually be a problem for Auburn.
(Sidenote — Anybody else sick of this crap? The story? The rumors? The claims? The two-bit cowards who have tapes but refuse to release them? The stories that change from day to day? Good God in Heaven let us please go back to talking about football and basketball. Rant over. Feeling better now.)
First, why doesn’t Bond — the former MSU quarterback — stop giving radio interviews, teasing information and allowing others to hear his tapes and instead just release the ******* things?
“I heard bits and pieces of them back in September. I heard the rest of it in October and into November. And so, you know, uh, John Bond is a very good friend of mine. And the day John interviewed with the NCAA back in September he told me about it. And there’s another, I would say, several guys that John trusted and, uh, and went public. We sat down and let these guys hear the tapes. … And I’m sure those guys will end up coming out very, very soon as well with what they’ve heard. … I just spoke with John earlier today and HBO’s trying to get John to come out on HBO’s ‘Real Sports’ and, you know, put these tapes out on ‘Real Sports. And he’s been reluctant to do that because Mississippi State has said, ‘Hey, look, just kinda stay out of it.’”
Apparently Bond doesn’t really want to stay out of it or he’d stop teasing the world with his knowledge and tapes. He wants the spotlight. If he didn’t, he’d tell Scott Moore to pipe down and stop drawing it back towards Bond. So why would Bond want the spotlight?
“Obviously these things, obviously they’ve got a lot of value. Obviously. And, uh, you know I think, uh, they belong to Bill Bell and they belong to John Bond. They’ve got a lot of information on these tapes. I can’t speak for what reason those guys have not sat down and played ‘em or gotten the information out to everybody.”
Actually, it sounds like Moore just did a very good job of explaining why they haven’t released the tapes. Bond and Bell want to get paid. Hmmm. That kinda puts Bond and Bell in the same “pay me” ballpark as Cecil Newton.
Question Two: How did Tennessee go from making a $150,000 offer — according to Moore yesterday — to making a $200,000 offer — according to Moore today?
“Cecil went out there, put these offers out, and said, ‘I had an offer from Tennessee for a $150,000, then he actually went up — and I didn’t get to expand on that yesterday — but he went back to them and he said, ‘I’ve got an offer from Tennessee for $200,000, but we’ll go to Mississippi State for $180,000.’”
Another question: How does Moore know that Cam was in the room on an audio tape?
“They’ve got tapes that exist that have Cam Newton in the room with his dad talking about these deals. You have got him present in the room while his dad’s on the phone trying to shop his son around.”
I’m sure we’ll have more on this as Moore continues his radio tour drumming up interest for his buddy’s tapes. And it probably won’t be too long before we learn someone else has a tape or two also.
Oh, boy. Can’t wait.
But if you’re wondering why we at MrSEC.com so often point to the fact that this league is in danger of destroying itself through boosters attacking rival schools… we give you Exhibit A.