NCAA once again proves how ridiculous they are
So, let me see if I understand this:
According to facts of the case agreed upon by Auburn University and the NCAA enforcement staff, the student-athlete's father and an owner of a scouting service worked together to actively market the student-athlete as a part of a pay-for-play scenario in return for Newton's commitment to attend college and play football. NCAA rules (Bylaw 12.3.3) do not allow individuals or entities to represent a prospective student-athlete for compensation to a school for an athletic scholarship.
In conjunction with the case, Auburn University has limited the access Newton's father has to the athletics program and Mississippi State has disassociated the involved individual.
A father sells his kid to a university if they can come up with an undisclosed sum of money. By some accounts it was several hundred thousand dollars. Now, the NCAA, in its wisdom, says he's still eligible to play because "Based on the information available to the reinstatement staff at this time, we do not have sufficient evidence that Cam Newton or anyone from Auburn was aware of this activity". Really? I mean, REALLY??!!!?
What a joke. I'm sure it has zero to do with the fact that Auburn will be playing in the SEC championship game with a spot in the National Title Game on the line. Does this mean TCU will get a share of the profits when they end up forfeiting this season in three years?