Cam Newton Investigation: Urban Meyer Denies Involvement, 'I Don't Know Anything About Anything'

After two separate plotlines in the great Cam Newton investigation pointed somewhere in the direction of Urban Meyer, Corch has denied having any role in any of this. First, he was rumored to have encouraged the original outing of Kenny Rogers, which John Bond refuted. Some have also wondered what kind of role the Florida Gators athletic program played in today’s sudden and odd release of news that Newton cheated in classes at the University of Florida. Meyer told the Gainesville Sun:

I don’t know anything about anything. I heard they’ve got me meeting with the agent and all that. I never met with anybody. It’s ridiculous … Our entire focus right now is on preparing for our biggest game of the year against South Carolina. For anyone to think that I or anyone on our staff may have leaked information about private student records to the media doesn’t know us very well. It’s a ridiculous claim and simply not true.

As Team Speed Kills, our SEC community, points out, smearing a former player would be a drastic recruiting blunder. Which would be incredibly contrary to his record. Even when Meyer screws up — such as when he just about spoke paternally of a player while lashing out at a reporter — it’s good for recruiting.

Ruining Newton’s name would be shortsighted. Even if Meyer could somehow spur the NCAA into moving quickly enough to bar Newton from the SEC Championship Game, it wouldn’t be worth it, as sooner or later somebody would find out what he’d done or had someone in the athletic department do. Unless if he’s planning to retire at the end of the year anyway. Hey now…

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