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Posted at 6:21 PM ET, 12/ 9/2010

Cecil Newton will not attend Heisman Trophy ceremony

By Cindy Boren

Cecil Newton issued a statement Thursday saying he will not attend the ceremony at which his son, Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, is expected to be awarded the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in New York. And Cam Newton spoke about his decision to attend Auburn, telling ESPN, "I did it the right way."

Cam Newton also spoke about his relationship with his father, saying, "At the end of the day, you know, whatever has been done or has been said, that is my father and I love him unconditionally."

Newton reiterated that: "I'm a person that did no wrong."

Cecil Newton released a statement through his attorney, saying he did not want to be a distraction. Newton's statement, verbatim:

THE EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE IN NEW YORK AT THE HEISMAN TROPHY CEREMONY THIS WEEKEND SERVE AS A CROWNING MOMENT FOR THE ATHELETS AND THEIR FAMILIES ALIKE.
FOR ALL OF MY FIFTY YEARS OF LIFE, COUPLED WITH 25 YEARS OF MARRIAGE, I HAVE MADE AN EXHAUSTING ATTEMPT TO BE A GOOD HUSBAND, FATHER, AND GENERALLY A GOOD PERSON OF INTEGRITY. THE PAST 60 DAYS HAVE CAUSED ALL THAT MY FAMILY WORKED TO ACCOMPLISH TO COME INTO QUESTION.
SO THAT MY SON CAM NEWTON CAN RECEIVE ALL THE HONORS AND CONGRAGULATIONS THAT HE HAS WORKED SO HARD TO ACCOMPLISH WIHTOUT DISTRACTION, I HAVE DECIDED NOT TO BE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE HEISMAN CEREMONY; AS IT WILL PERHAPS ROB CAM AND THE EVENT OF A SACRED MOMENT.
WITH DEEPEST RESPECT,
CECIL NEWTON

By Cindy Boren  | December 9, 2010; 6:21 PM ET
Categories:  College football  
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Comments

ALL CAPS MAKES YOU SOUND LIKE A CRAZY PERSON.

Also, "a sacred moment"? Good grief with the hyperbole.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 10, 2010 1:06 AM | Report abuse

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