www.CamNewtonLieDetector.com has offered to pay Cam Newton a million dollars if he can pass a lie detector test by answering NO to the following questions:
A. Prior to signing with Auburn, were you aware your father was “shopping” you to Mississippi State or any other school?
B. Did you tell Dan or Meghan Mullen that you signed with Auburn because of the money because you truly believed Auburn had paid for your commitment?
C. Did anyone on the Auburn coaching staff/athletic department instruct you how to answer questions from the NCAA by lying or avoiding the truth?
D. Did you or your family ever receive any impermissible benefits from Auburn?
My first thought was to email or call the address/phone number listed on the site to see what kind of response I’d get. Jeff Schultz from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution obviously thought the same thing and contacted the site via email and received this response:
Jeff, we’ll be happy to do an interview but are in discussions with a
major national outlet for first interview. Our offer is real. We are guys
on the West Coast in our 40s who love college sports and are sickened by
the integrity issues permeating the system. We are in discussions to do a
similar concept with college basketball. Please contact the Cam camp as
the ball is in their court. We’ll be in touch after this first interview.
There’s probably a better chance of Barry Bonds getting in the Hall of Fame on his first try or either Kobe or D-Rose not playing in their team’s next game than there is of anything happening as a result of this. After Thursday’s draft he won’t be hurting for money. I guess if you believe the allegations that have surfaced so far to be true then you believe he hasn’t been hurting for money before this either. It is pretty interesting to see that this is how far hatred for Cam Newton has gone, that people would be willing part with their own hard earned money to see him defamed.
Obviously the thought process here is that Newton would fail the test, the creators of the site could keep their money, and we would once and for all have a definitive answer to “Cam Gate”. Honestly, if I’m Cam Newton and I know that I could honestly pass the test, I’d do it. I’d do it before Thursday’s draft. That way we don’t have to re-hash this 5 years down the road. What happened in college could stay there and I could move on with my NFL career. But I’m not Cam Newton and he won’t do it, so we will be wondering what the truth is until it gets revealed later a-la Reggie Bush.