Welcome to the SEC, pal.

These are the people who are entrusted with our national security.

TMZ Sports has confirmed … the FBI has requested a meeting with a key figure in the Cam Newton college football recruiting controversy to find out if, “young men are being shopped to colleges.”

For real?  This is just now dawning on the Feebs?

Maybe they could set up tip lines on fan message boards.  Good grief.

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24 responses to “Welcome to the SEC, pal.

  1. Chuck

    The thing that has always beset the FBI – and the CIA, DEA and ATF, etc., is that it isn’t just the agents that make decisions but politicians in the Justice Department that make decisions about what gets looked into. Kind of like steroids in baseball: they didn’t suddenly get the idea there might be something there, but a higher up suddenly decided that the politics were such that it was suddenly worth investigating. Just fwiw.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      I am afraid that what Chuck said is true now. There was a time in the United States that the Justice Department was above politics and operated to enforce the law without fear or favor. Sadly, those days are gone now. I will not get into the whodunit (both parties appear to have gone down that road now) but if we are to live in a legitimate democracy where “government of laws and not men” is more than just a slogan and “equal justice under law” is not a quaint relic from a better day then we need to return to to an independent Justice Department run by professionals beholden only to the American people rather than fatcat politicians with an agenda.

  2. the Coondawg

    Where were they at during the 50′s???????

  3. crap sandwich

    Well, this answers one of the three questions I had, this one being, Why did the agent contact Bond in the first place, unless he had some idea MSU would take the money for Newton? Makes you wonder if there is something to this story about MSU as well.

  4. Mike

    We are in the best of hands

  5. No One Knows You're a Dawg

    The FBI of course has investigative powers the NCAA lacks. At a minimum, this is bad news for Kenny Rogers.

  6. dawgfan17

    I believe Cam has nothing going on this coming Saturday around 330 if the feds want to question him then.

  7. heyberto

    Pass the popcorn.. this is getting good.

  8. W Cobb Dawg

    Unfortunately, Newton has Chizik for a head coach and not Dooley. Otherwise, he could kick the feds senseless and be let off scott free.

  9. 69Dawg

    Nothing to see here move on. Please!!!!!

  10. Mike

    Blind Pig, meet an acorn:

    Two sources who recruit for Mississippi State said that Cecil Newton and his son, quarterback Cam Newton, admitted in separate phone conversations to a pay-for-play plan while Newton was being recruited late last year.

    Mississippi State compliance officials relayed the alleged conversations to Southeastern Conference compliance officials in January, according to two other sources close to the football program.

    Prior to Newton’s commitment to Auburn, one of the recruiters said Cecil Newton told him it would take “more than a scholarship” to bring his son to Mississippi State, a request the source said the school would not meet. Cecil Newton also referred the recruiter to a third person that would provide more specifics, the source said.

    After Newton committed to Auburn, another source said an emotional Cam Newton phoned another recruiter to express regret that he wouldn’t be going to Mississippi State, stating that his father Cecil had chosen Auburn for him because “the money was too much.”

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5786315

    • Mike, serious question: if this pans out, would it bother you that a kid whose dad who obviously had his hands out for something improper wound up at UF in the first place?

      • Mike

        Honest answer; abso-fricking-lutely.

        By most public accounts, when he was at Florida, the kid was not a attitude problem, practiced well and apparently got along well with the players and coaches.

        Just that little thing about that laptop. And apparently (or to be fair, maybe just perhaps) the kid cheated several times.

        There will not be many Florida fans comfortable with a NCAA investigation pointing to Cam, what with all these allegations. What he and his father might have done with Auburn/MSU, they could have just as easily done it during his UF initial recruitment.

        Now, Meyer and his coaches have never even had a hint of having any NCAA problems with any recruits, but as we saw with Green and the UGA coaches, the administration and coaching staff can be completely honest and above board, but the players can still make bad decisions.

  11. tmfwuf

    Um, this is a TMZ report. They were the ones with PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE!!!1!111 that A.J. was in Miami. So, eh.