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Feb 24, 2011
 
TKG is a meachegan fan.
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Way to go Mr. Hayward, you are a breath of fresh air....
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Congratulations Cam for being a true BUCKEYE from one who is also happy to have spent his full time as a Buckeye and getting that degree. You will never regret it and neither will the rest of the alums forget it if you ever need assistance.
Best of luck on Sundays and I will enjoy watching you play.
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its a shame that more college athletes dont think like that! Good for him staying and earning his degree! he is a good role model and a humble person!
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It's so interesting how fans are. When a kid goes to college, excels at sports and leaves early, fans say he deserted his school, wasn't fair to the coach who recruited him, came only for the money, etc. etc.

When a kid goes to college, excels at sports and stays until he graduates, fans say he made a "horrible" decision.

That's why they discuss it with family and make the best choice that is for them. They sure don't have to or could please fans. It's none of fans' business anyway.
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#47
Feb 25, 2011
 
Too much credit is given to first round picks. It's good for the media and inflating salaries.
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Class guys like Heyward are the biggest reason I enjoy college sports so much more than the pros anymore. Thanks for being the player and the man you were, Cam. It was a pleasure to watch you and I wish you all the best in whatever you do.
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TKG wrote:
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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.
You don't understand the kind of people Jim Tressel recruits. They are solid family oriented individuals first and then good football players. There is a family atmosphere within the OSU athletics community and that makes it easy to stay those four years within the system. Players like Heyward and Laurinaitis come to college to get there degrees what is so hard to understand about that.
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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.
If you believe all this tripe, and I were a used car salesman, I could make a living off of you. You also seem to live under a rock because EVERYONE was aware of the Reg Bush issues while he was enrolled at USC. Save your "furious" theories for elsewhere.
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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.
Bingo, you are right on it. In addition, I'm pretty sure the NCAA rules are set up to lean towards the assumption of parent/child knowledge and interaction, thus making the NCAA Newton decision an aberration not consistent with normal NCAA rules and procedures. Might I also add I have never seen such a potentially big case decided in the breathtaking speed of the Newton decision .(How long was their investigation? 5 minutes?)

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Bingo, you are right on it. In addition, I'm pretty sure the NCAA rules are set up to lean towards the assumption of parent/child knowledge and interaction, thus making the NCAA Newton decision an aberration not consistent with normal NCAA rules and procedures. Might I also add I have never seen such a potentially big case decided in the breathtaking speed of the Newton decision .(How long was their investigation? 5 minutes?)
Yeah, suspended on a Tuesday and eligible by Wednesday. Quickly enough that they didn't have to adjust their game plan for Saturday.
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Buckeye Nation will miss you Cameron you were one of the great ones and you will forever be remembered for the way you man handled arkansas o line in that sugar bowl. Even when they tried to take you out you continued to fight and never gave in. Your belong to one of the great 4 year classes in Buckeye Football History. I wish you nothing but the best I know my bengals will not be smart enough to draft you but i will always be rooting for you no matter what team gets you. GO BUCKS
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Feb 25, 2011
 
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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.
I think you mean Mr. HEYWARD. Mr. NEWTON got kicked out of Flordia for theft and cheating, then was "unaware" that his dad auctioned him to other SEC schools like a piece of meat...but I agree with your message.
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Cam is a great example of what college athletics is all about. Here's a young man who could have easily left for the riches, but chose to stay fulfill his college experience and get his degree. Players like him are what sets the standard at OSU. All of the talk that the Bucks run a dirty program yet they graduate players and have had several players like Cam over the years come back for their Senior year. I sure hope the Browns can find a way to get this kid b/c he's not only a great athlete, but a special person as well.
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What a class act. Heyward knows life is alot more about experience and living the moment which you can't get back then going first or 2nd round. If more players were like Heyward football won't be preceived as a bunch of money hungry people. Class act. Way to go Heyward.

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#57
Feb 25, 2011
 
More credit to Cameron Heywood for sticking to his decision for playing in his senior year, earning even more respect from us fans. The importance of obtaining a functional degree can not be overstressd and neither can "team loyalty." Add in his leadership abilities being well tested and proven, any NFL team bidding for his presence knows that they can count thoroughly on what they get as a premier package.
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Feb 26, 2011
 
good luck Cameron
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Mar 2, 2011
 
Cameron, you are the MAN. I agree with all the positive comments I've seen in this column about you. I wish you only the best in your future!

Buckeye Nation will always love Cameron Heyward.

And you too James!

GO BUCKS!!

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