Fans supporting Cam Newton during storm of allegations

By Melanie Posey

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - In spite of allegations surrounding his recruitment and academic misconduct, fans are standing by Cam Newton.

Many of them question the timing of the information being released wondering if it were an effort to deter the tiger's focus and crush Newton's chances at winning the Heisman Trophy.  They also say it is important to remember right now, there are only accusations out there, not facts.  

"I think mostly it's people trying to get to him," says Auburn Fan Crystal Jones. "I don't think he really did that.  He seems like and honest person so I don't think there's any proof to it.  I just  hope they prove it."  

Mark Ellis is a lifelong Alabama fan who empathizes with Newton.  "You know, when you're a 'Bama fan, you know what it's like to be on probation.  So I kind of feel for him," Ellis said.  

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