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Posted at 2:41 PM ET, 11/18/2010

Report: Mississippi State booster was offered payment plan designed to get Cam Newton to sign

By Cindy Boren

The latest wrinkle in the Cam Newton investigation? A payment plan. Those can be so helpful.

A Mississippi State booster told has ESPN.com that he was texted a payment plan, created with the purpose of bringing Newton to Mississippi State from a man who said he represented Newton's father, Cecil.

ESPN's report is here.

Bell, a former Mississippi State player, said 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.
"When he asked for it, it was like 'Bam!'" Bell said in the report. "He told me this kid's dad is going to want money and the next day he sent me a text message. He didn't say anything other than 'This is what I want and I want it in three installments.' "

Newton, the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy, signed with Auburn.

By Cindy Boren  | November 18, 2010; 2:41 PM ET
Categories:  College football  
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It seems to me that Roger's is the one that was asking for money. As I have said before, Roger's is bad news and I would not want him around any college athletic program.

Posted by: collegebound1 | November 18, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

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