Deadspin's Barry Petchesky has published images of a laptop personalized with CAM NEWTON in large, white, painted letters. According to the post, the computer's serial number matches the original police report on Cam Newton's alleged possession of a stolen laptop. Petchesky also says the University of Florida student the laptop originally belonged to has confirmed its identity, though there's no telling whether Newton himself provided the customized artwork.â†µ
This is sort of the item that started Auburn's national title run, along with Newton's multiple academic infractions at Florida and that Tebow thing -- as Petchesky notes, it's a good thing Newton (or whoever) marked up the laptop for the benefit of football historians. Just glad the Heisman Trophy already had his name on it. A dialog:â†µ
- Stringer Bell: "Is you taking notes on a criminal f****** conspiracy?" â†µ
- Cam Newton: "No, I'm painting my name on a stolen laptop." â†µ
In 2008, Newton was arrested for allegedly buying a stolen laptop. When police arrived to search his dorm, he threw it out of his window, and a friend picked it up and hit it behind a dumpster. Charges were eventually dropped. The Florida Gators suspended him, and he later left the team to transfer, though he claims he left because Tim Tebow decided to stick around for another year.