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Frenchy

New Albany, OH

#21 Feb 24, 2011
Here's wishing you well and prosperous in your future endevors. You are a great example to others and I'm sure you are and will be an idol to the sports youth of america. You did it the right way! Thank you and God bless!
Anonymous

Bettendorf, IA

#22 Feb 24, 2011
According to the NFL, 60% of all former players wind up broke and homeless. Mr. Newton has taken the correct steps to avoid that fate. Thank you for being a Buckeye we can all be proud of and good luck in all your future endeavors. GO BUCKS.
jack

Carrollton, TX

#23 Feb 24, 2011
Class act... He will never regret his degree and the maturity of staying another year. Injuries can be covered by an insurance policy. It will never match a potential income. It will however make life decisions easier to deal with. He has been blessed by a caring mother . She is proud of who he is as a person. Thank You for a great 4 years.
seamus60

Naples, FL

#24 Feb 24, 2011
Thank you for coming to Ohio State and now representing the University is such a classy way. You are a well grounded man, who's parents have done a wonderful job, as has Jim Tressel and your immediate coaches. Generations from now your legend as it relates to your university presence will grow and grow. Not too many people can attain this lofty status, only those of real moral character.

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#25 Feb 24, 2011
TKG wrote:
<quoted text>
AJ Green served a 4 game suspension for selling a jersey. That suspension was enforced last year after the NCAA completed its investigation. Ohio State's hooligans got 5 games, one extra because the players did not cooperate. That's consistent.
Reggie Bush wasn't punished because those allegations didn't surface until after he left. His deal was with a street agent who filed a lawsuit after Bush went pro. that lawsuit made everything a matter of public record and USC was hit with penalties.
We were told we could not sell out shirts and while it was something we all laughed at because nobody is going to buy d3 swag, we knew that the rules were clear.
As for Cam Newton, the NCAA did believe he was forthcoming and they were satisfied that he was not involved in the game his dad was running. Furthermore, they couldn't prove that he recieved money. If you'll recall, Cam went to Auburn but Mississippi State was trying to broker a deal with his dad. A lot of people claim that it's impossible for somebody not to know their dad was up to no good but not only is it possible, I find it entirely likely. People hide all kinds of things from their kids, so Cecil could have been telling Cam one thing while he and Kenny Rogers were doing something else.
AJ Green sold his game jersey. It wasn't his personal property. He also sold it to a "runner" for an agent. That's why he deserved the 4 games. These kids sold their own property...not something that belonged to the school. This goes down with what criminals get away with. Just because you "cooperate" and show "good behavior", it doesn't mean it makes it any better. I think the suspension should be reduced to match the AJ Green suspension at the least.

As far as Newton, come on man. It's not highly likely that he didn't know about it. I know a lot of parents keep things from their kids, but not something like this. You honestly don't think that when Cecil got hundreds of thousands of dollars that his son wouldn't figure it out do you? He knew, he was in the running for the Heisman and a NC and the NCAA didn't want to shoot down the hype that was there. They looked at it like the Bush situation. We will handle it after he leaves so he doesn't get in trouble and we don't risk our ratings being hurt. They wanted to make sure they got an undefeated SEC team to play for the championship.
Cru Jones

Columbus, OH

#27 Feb 24, 2011
TKG wrote:
There's a possibility that Cam will play his butt off at the next level and land a hefty contract extension a few years from now and everything will be fine. There's also a possibility he'll never play a down and get cut part way through the season. In fact, failure is the most likely scenario.
Then you have the collective bargaining situation. If there is a labor stoppage, Cam won't sign a contract. Once the stoppage is resolved he'll most certainly be subjected to a rookie wage scale that will ensure his contract is capped somewhere below what the player drafted in his position last year was signed to.
So not only did Cam see his star fall out of the first round because he stayed, he's going to make less money when he eventually does sign his deal.
No matter how you cut it, this was a bad decision on his part and history has shown us time and time again that players projected as top picks in their Jr. years almost always see their stock fall if they stay for their Sr. seasons.
Cam might be at peace with his decion to stay, but considering it quite literally cost him 50 million bucks or so, I think that's just talk. When he's confiding to his most trusted friends I guarantee you he's kicking himself for staying.
And for you dopes who talk about the value of an education, how hard is it for somebody who just cashed a 7 million dollar signing bonus to go back to school and finish their studies?
Nope. If Cam has the average NFL career he's going to end up selling real estate in 5 years and popping up on the Buckeye Pregame show to provide analysis. The difference between staying in school and leaving early is the size of his nest egg.
I couldn't have said it better.

The whole point of college is to be prepared for a job, and if you have one willing to pay you millions a year why not leave early?

As a fan I'm glad he stayed for selfish reasons, but not leaving early was definitely a horrible decision.
Ken Gordon

Indianapolis, IN

#28 Feb 24, 2011
Dave_OSU_Class_of_98 wrote:
How do you complete your last semester/quarter of classes while rehabbing in PHOENIX?
Cam told me he's taking four classes online this quarter and will graduate after spring quarter.
mike

Cincinnati, OH

#29 Feb 24, 2011
You obviously did not graduate from college.

A Degree is priceless...printed in Gold.
TKG wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, but if you blow out your knee after siging a multimillion dollar deal, you have a ton of money in the bank. A degree might last a life time but most of them aren't worth the paper they're printed on. Go back and look at the signing bonus Cam would have collected last year and tell me how many college graduates make that much over the course of a lifetime.
mike

Cincinnati, OH

#30 Feb 24, 2011
Go Cam ! Go Bucks!
Playoffspleaze

Misenheimer, NC

#31 Feb 24, 2011
And Buckeye fans are glad you came back. We sure are gonna miss Cam Heyward! One of the greatest Buckeyes of all time!
Playoffspleaze

Misenheimer, NC

#32 Feb 24, 2011
pam

Trenton, NJ

#33 Feb 24, 2011
Thank you Cam for staying and getting your degree. I wish you all the best in the future whether it is in the NFL or in a classroom. Great player, great young man. So proud you were a Buckeye!
WOODY

Newark, OH

#34 Feb 24, 2011
Kid, it's great to be a Buckeye!!

GO BUCKS!
Steve

Springfield, OH

#35 Feb 24, 2011
Cam is a class act and the kind of man tOSU should use as a model on who to recruit. I hope he goes in the first round and has a healthy, long, and successful NFL career and beyond. Thanks for 4 great years Cam.....your Dad would be proud.

GO BUCKS!
TNBuckeye

Nashville, TN

#36 Feb 24, 2011
TKG wrote:
There's a possibility that Cam will play his butt off at the next level and land a hefty contract extension a few years from now and everything will be fine. There's also a possibility he'll never play a down and get cut part way through the season. In fact, failure is the most likely scenario.
Then you have the collective bargaining situation. If there is a labor stoppage, Cam won't sign a contract. Once the stoppage is resolved he'll most certainly be subjected to a rookie wage scale that will ensure his contract is capped somewhere below what the player drafted in his position last year was signed to.
So not only did Cam see his star fall out of the first round because he stayed, he's going to make less money when he eventually does sign his deal.
No matter how you cut it, this was a bad decision on his part and history has shown us time and time again that players projected as top picks in their Jr. years almost always see their stock fall if they stay for their Sr. seasons.
Cam might be at peace with his decion to stay, but considering it quite literally cost him 50 million bucks or so, I think that's just talk. When he's confiding to his most trusted friends I guarantee you he's kicking himself for staying.
And for you dopes who talk about the value of an education, how hard is it for somebody who just cashed a 7 million dollar signing bonus to go back to school and finish their studies?
Nope. If Cam has the average NFL career he's going to end up selling real estate in 5 years and popping up on the Buckeye Pregame show to provide analysis. The difference between staying in school and leaving early is the size of his nest egg.
Money does not buy the friendship and the leadership that he experienced this year. this is a kid that is not from the poor side of town. If he and his mother are happy about his decision, your opinion means nothing.
TNBuckeye

Nashville, TN

#37 Feb 24, 2011
TKG wrote:
<quoted text>
AJ Green served a 4 game suspension for selling a jersey. That suspension was enforced last year after the NCAA completed its investigation. Ohio State's hooligans got 5 games, one extra because the players did not cooperate. That's consistent.
Reggie Bush wasn't punished because those allegations didn't surface until after he left. His deal was with a street agent who filed a lawsuit after Bush went pro. that lawsuit made everything a matter of public record and USC was hit with penalties.
We were told we could not sell out shirts and while it was something we all laughed at because nobody is going to buy d3 swag, we knew that the rules were clear.
As for Cam Newton, the NCAA did believe he was forthcoming and they were satisfied that he was not involved in the game his dad was running. Furthermore, they couldn't prove that he recieved money. If you'll recall, Cam went to Auburn but Mississippi State was trying to broker a deal with his dad. A lot of people claim that it's impossible for somebody not to know their dad was up to no good but not only is it possible, I find it entirely likely. People hide all kinds of things from their kids, so Cecil could have been telling Cam one thing while he and Kenny Rogers were doing something else.
Wrong!!! They got the extra game because they did not report the violation after they received the training. How can you say they did not cooperate? OSU called them in and immediately made the players available. You really should know the facts. Besides, I thought this article was about a kid doing the right thing and finishing school and you say he made a mistake. Money is not what the kid was looking for!!!
Snook

Bloomingdale, IL

#38 Feb 24, 2011
Great article...Heyward deserves the best!!
Tennessee Jerry

Fayetteville, TN

#39 Feb 24, 2011
Cru Jones wrote:
<quoted text>
I couldn't have said it better.
The whole point of college is to be prepared for a job, and if you have one willing to pay you millions a year why not leave early?
As a fan I'm glad he stayed for selfish reasons, but not leaving early was definitely a horrible decision.
You have a very narrow focus. Some people go to college and graduate and do it for a variety of reasons, some have no money motivation for attending. For all you know, he was the only one in his extended family to graduate. That pride is worth more than any amount of money. Your problem is you obviously are money driven and that's OK for some but not for others. What you saw was a fine young man who after evaluating the options, took the very best choice for himself. Calling that a "horrible decision" is only because you are looking at it though your eyes. Do you have a degree that you are so very proud of. He will.
buckeyes

Round Rock, TX

#40 Feb 24, 2011
Tkg is just mad that he had to go to a division 3 school and pay his own way. He wasn't good enough to go to Ohio state or even a MAC school.
Tim Newark Delaware

Cranford, NJ

#41 Feb 24, 2011
Cameron Heyward is AWESOME!!! Enough said!!! GO BUCKS!!!

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