DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) Leading off my “Jock Itch” for Today: A fan is telling Cam Newton, “I’ll give ya a million bucks if you take a lie detector test!”
Geez, what else do we need here; a Maury Povich yellow envelope too?
Cam’s been under intense scrutiny from the media and draft analysts since his name blew up last season with Auburn. If you remember, Cam left Florida after stealing a laptop, was reportedly involved in academic cheating, and then he was shopped around by his daddy to different colleges before he signed with Auburn. Cam NEVER missed one game at Auburn because the NCAA found that he didn’t know his daddy was soliciting money.
With all of that aside, there are still some fans who think the whole situation and the NCAA reasoning is laughable and one in particular, Clay Travis, is dead set on proving it! He’s launched a website called “Cam Newton Lie Detector.” Clay is offering $1 million bucks to Cam, if he can pass a lie detector test by answering “no” honestly to the following four questions:
1. Prior to signing with Auburn, were you aware your father was “shopping” you to Mississippi State or any other school?
2. Did you tell Dan or Meghan Mullen that you signed with Auburn because of the money because you truly believed Auburn had paid for your commitment?
3. Did anyone on the Auburn coaching staff/athletic department instruct you how to answer questions from the NCAA by lying or avoiding the truth?
4. Did you or your family ever receive any impermissible benefits from Auburn?
I’m sure Cam couldn’t care any less about a “measly” million bucks, seeing as though he’s probably going to sign for about $30 million dollars guaranteed. But, I wouldn’t put it past Daddy Newton to go in his place… www.larrybrownsports.com
And in OTHER “itch” worthy news…
Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins just can’t seem to get the message! Last week, he was busted for pot possession, making it his SECOND arrest already this year.
A Gainesville police report says that a cop spotted 22-year-old Janoris, chillin’ in a parked car, smoking a “marijuana cigar.” (Can we please just call it a blunt for sake of cool points?)
He was charged with possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, which is a misdemeanor. He was released after signing a notice to appear in court next month.
Let’s hope his car actually LEAVES the driveway so he can show up.
By the way, Janoris was busted on the SAME charge in January, for which he accepted a plea deal and paid $316 bucks. Before THAT little incident, he was arrested in May 2009 during a downtown fight, to which he signed a deferred prosecution agreement, agreeing to probation and community service.
CLEARLY, those two priors made him learn his lesson. www.huffingtonpost.com
The cost of the NFL dream is pretty stinkin’ high! Sure, it leaves players broken down physically and leaving a lot of them mush-minded from concussions. But, the financial repercussions are unfathomable!
Yes, I know that you’re thinking, “Oh, poor little filthy rich NFL player,” but check out these stats.
An advertising/financial guy by the name of Ed Butowsky has taken to advising athletes (pro-bono) as if they’re charity work because most of them tend to be hot messes with their money. He says, “These are not the arrogant idiots everyone wants to make them out to be. They’re victims, molded this way because of the people around them. It shouldn’t surprise you that they’re already taking out loans. It shouldn’t surprise you if they’re taking out loans even when they’re playing.”
He adds that their average career lifespan is about 4 years and they end up spending 70% of what they make in ONE YEAR and save nothing! Ed also says that after taxes and agent fees, players end up only taking about 40% of their money home.
Ed says he’s very worried about Dez Bryant and that people shouldn’t blow off his recent news of all of the financial and public troubles that he’s been getting himself into. In fact, he said in a “mark my words” sorta fashion that Dez WILL be another statistic.
He also said that one former NFL star recently came to him saying he only had $40,000 grand left, showing up with his own dad who was handling his money.
“The father’s hat said ‘I’m dumb as (deleted).’ Ed recalled. “As I got to him, his hat was an understatement. He was acting like he knew everything. This guy was paying 3 percent to have his son’s municipal bonds managed. He should have been paying zero. Over 10 years, he’ll have (thrown) away over $2.5 million.” Ed also added that after doing the math, he found that if you take away the top five percent of wage earners in the NFL, NINETY-ONE percent of the rest of the players, after five years, will pretty much be on the verge of being broke. www.sportingnews.com
The Brewers’ Ryan Braun is set for LIFE! He recently signed a 5 year, $105 MILLION dollar extension with Milwaukee and that deal will actually pay him for TWENTY YEARS!! Ryan is 27 now, so that means the Brewers will be signing over checks to him until he’s 47 years old!!
On top of that, he’ll be paid at LEAST a mere $18 million in interest-free deferrals each July from 2022-2031. Ryan, I sincerely hope that you’re already married with a FAT pre-nup or if you’re single, that you NEVER pay for a single date, because this is just a recipe for disaster. www.brewers.com
Speaking of which, it looks like ONE nutty girl got the memo about Ryan Braun’s paycheck because she broke crazy on his behind!
A college co-ed Brewers fan (which I’m not sure just how “hot” a co-ed from Milwaukee can be) asked Ryan to marry her on a sign during a game last week with the Astros.
Well, our cute little brilliant co-ed ended up placing her PERSONAL number on the sign and lonely guys living at home in their mom’s basement watching the TV broadcast took full advantage of the opportunity! Screen shots of her number have ended up all over the internet and she said she’s received over 200 calls and hundreds of texts—and that was just in the first few minutes!
She said that she had to wait to turn her phone back on, after having it off for a week to dodge all of the craziness.
She also claims that Ryan tried to call her, but that her voicemail was full.
Keep dreaming, sister. www.foxsportswisconsin.com
Hank Aaron is still THE greatest non-juicing player in baseball history, but he never made Ryan Braun money, and there’s just more proof of that in a jersey that was auctioned off last week.
Hank’s 1954 Milwaukee Braves game worn jersey sold for just over $167,000 bucks! Hank said that at THAT price tag, it could be more than he made for 50% of his Hall of Fame career!
His quote: “It would be worth more than I made half of my career,” he chuckled. “I made $5,000 my first year, and I think it was $13,000 the next year, and $20,000 the third year. I think it was four years before I even got up to $50,000. And I’m talking about having some pretty good years.” Sure he was “chuckling” as he recalled THOSE fond memories… www.jsonline.com
Scottie Pippen is NOT happy with his wife, Larsa!
She’s supposedly going to be starring in the upcoming season of the reality show, “Real Housewives of Miami,” and Scottie is upset that she may spill the beans on some secrets JUST for the cash!
WHAT?!!? That’s such a CRAZY notion to assume! An athlete’s wife would NEVER sell out for money, especially not in front of cameras and a dangling boom mic! (Please note OBVIOUS sarcasm with the previous statement.)
She’ll also be co-starring with Glen Rice’s ex-wife Christy Fernandez… www.mediadailyla.com
And THAT’S my “Jock Itch!”