Fans react to Cam Newton recruitment investigation

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - By Jonathan Hardison

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Auburn and Alabama fans are reacting with surprise and passionate interest as news of the NCAA's investigation of Cam Newton's recruitment breaks.

We went to a couple of bars them and asked Auburn fans, and an Alabama fan for their reaction to this story and what it could mean to both programs heading into the final stretch of this college football season.

"I'm not concerned about what somebody's relative or friend did trying to make money off of somebody else," said an Auburn fan, Dale Edmonson. "That's just what goes on in this world."

Edmonson says not only does he not think this is a big deal. He doesn't think it will affect the tigers season.

"I don't think it's going to affect them, because I just think this is something that goes on in college and the pros, everywhere. I think we're gonna find out how good they are, one way or the other."

While Auburn fans hold out hope there's nothing to the investigation, one Alabama fan isn't ashamed to say she's happy.

"I'm very happy because Auburn fans have gotten really cocky about Cam Newton, like "War Cam Eagle," I'm tired of hearing that," said Alabama fan Clair Clark. "I'm going to be excited if Cam can't play because Auburn's going to have to stand behind the rest of their team and show us what they really have. Asked if Alabam fans were scared of Newton, Clark replied, "Not scared, just tired of the arrogance he brings to their team."

Katie Blackman supports Auburn. She says, "Nobody even knows if that's true, people make up stuff, you never believe what you hear."

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