Newton Encourages Bama Recruits to Attend Auburn

Published on 3-Jun-2014 by Stacey Mickles

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Newton Encourages Bama Recruits to Attend Auburn

If you think the Alabama-Auburn rivalry doesn't extend beyond the state of Alabama, you'd be wrong.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton proved that.

Newton runs a 7-on-7 camp for potential college football players. A couple of his campers will be attending Alabama in the fall next year, which didn't sit too well with the former Auburn Tiger.

According Bama signee Mekhi Brown, Newton kept on pushing the subject with him.

[Newton] was just like Alabama ain’t where I need to be. He was talking to one of my teammates who had on an Alabama visor. He was talking about how he needed to get an Auburn visor and stuff like that. It was crazy.

He was like, "You don’t need to worry about that. Come with Auburn."

Wonder what he means? Could Brown have been promised the same five-finger discount that, reportedly, Newton was offered when he was being recruited by Auburn?

And you wonder why some Tide fans still hold a grudge against Newton.

I don't see this is a diss towards Bama as some have reported. It's him recruiting for his college team.

The way he's doing it, though, isn't very smart, especially the last part of that quote, which makes it seem like he or Auburn can "help" Brown if he heads to the Plains.

But if Newton keeps talking, the only people he will be helping are those in Tuscaloosa.