Report: Booster received payment plan for Newton
Thu, 18 Nov 2010 01:40:29 GMT —
Mississippi State booster Bill Bell tells ESPN.com that he received a payment plan from a man who said he represented Cam Newton's father that was designed to get the quarterback to sign with the Bulldogs.
Bell, a former Mississippi State player, says Kenny Rogers sent him a text message outlining a payment schedule that included $80,000 on the day Newton signed, $50,000 30 days later and $50,000 30 days after that. Rogers, who has worked for an agent, is also a former Mississippi State player.
Bell says he was on three-way calls with Rogers and Cam's father, Cecil, when discussions about the payment plan took place. He says Cecil Newton never directly asked for money and he has shared some voice messages with the NCAA.
Cam Newton signed with Auburn, now ranked No. 2.
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