BALL AND PARLAY: CAM NEWTON AT THE SUNS/LAKERS GAME
This old Heisman trophy winning, national championship competing, always smiling, Auburn quarterback playing, cat was seen at the Suns/Lakers game last night in Phoenix. Getting a little relaxation in for before the big game against Oregon on Monday is never an easy task for Cam Newton. After being spotted at the game last night in the good seats(other players from both teams kept it nose bleed), media types and opposing SEC fans are wondering how he got the tickets in the first place.
During the game, prominent Birmingham TV personality and WJOX-FM radio host Jim Dunaway Tweeted, “Hanging at Lakers-Suns… Pugh and most Auburn players in upper deck…Cam in lower bowl. Thanks Barkley for the tix.”
That Tweet along with courtside interviews that Newton did during the telecast was part of a chain reaction on Twitter and message boards across the country of people wondering if Newton had indeed gotten special treatment at the game that might amount to an NCAA violation…
Barkley told Dan Patrick this morning that he did not provide tickets to Newton. On his radio and FSN/Direct TV show, Patrick said:
“I called (Charles) Barkley and asked him, ‘did you get Cam Newton the tickets for the Suns game?’
“Barkley said, ‘Tell those people who are writing this to kiss my ass. I did not get him those tickets. But if he wanted tickets I would’ve gotten them for him.’
“He (Barkley) said, ‘I’m going to mention more on this on TNT tonight. This bothers me that they’re trying to throw me in there. I didn’t have any contact with the kid.” via SBB