NEWTON, GOSSIP AND THE BIBLE 11/10/2010


by Moody Adams
Cam Newton has successfully evaded tacklers for 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 rushing plus 35 touchdowns as we head to the second Saturday in November. But he is not evading a barrage of gossip that is filling the Internet. They say he is guilty of stealing, cheating on exams and seeking money to transfer to an Southeastern Conference team. The latest rumor is that his father, a minister, said it was going to cost to have his son play for your team.

It seems an appropriate time to remember what the Bible says about gossip: The Bible tells us that “a perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends” (Proverbs 16:28).

“A source tells Foxsports.com that Newton put his name on another student’s paper and turned it in. In another instance, it was discovered that Newton bought a paper from the Internet. Instead of appearing before the Florida’s Student Conduct Committee during the spring semester of 2009, he transferred to Blinn College to escape his consequences.”

It is possible that some of the gossip is true. But it could be it is not true. Until the charges are made and Newton is found guilty, this is gossip.

The allegations have made it to the NCAA and they have opened an investigation into the matter. As of now there are no charges that Auburn, Cameron Newton or his father did anything wrong. This could change, but until it does this is nothing but gossip. And gossip stirs “dissension, and … separates close friends.”


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