Rogers: Newton wanted cash for son to sign at MSU - - Jackson, MS

Rogers: Newton wanted cash for son to sign at MSU

A former Mississippi State player who worked with agents says Cecil Newton told him it would take anywhere from $100,000 to $180,000 for his son, Cam, to sign a scholarship with Mississippi State.

Kenny Rogers told ESPN radio in Dallas on Thursday that when he and Cecil Newton met with two MSU coaches at a hotel in Starkville, Miss., last Nov. 27, 1 of the coaches said "no, no I don't want to hear that," when Cecil Newton asked about the payment for Cam Newton to attend Mississippi State.

Cecil Newton has denied any wrongdoing and says if Rogers solicited money, he did it on his own.

Cam Newton eventually signed with Auburn, where the school says the quarterback is eligible to play. Newton is a leading Heisman Trophy contender and has the unbeaten Tigers in the hunt for the national championship.

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