MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Auburn Tigers have this week off, but from not the Cam Newton controversy. Thursday, for the first time, the Newton family attorney talked about the situation.
Prominent Atlanta attorney George Lawson told Atlanta television station WSB-TV he was confident Cam Newton did not take any money to play football. Lawson also says the family has spoken with the NCAA regarding the allegations.
"Cam Newton, Cecil Newton, and Jackie Newton have participated in the ongoing NCAA investigation," Lawson said. "They have been truthful and candid with the NCAA."
At the Alley Bar in Downtown Montgomery, Auburn fans and alumni gathered for a "Beat Bama" bash. They said they're more worried about next week's Iron Bowl than the Cam Newton situation.
"Everybody's aware, of what's in the media and sites like TMZ, which are just gossip sites," said Joel Connally, president of the Montgomery County Alumni Club. "You got to ignore it and you've got to focus on what you've heard out of Auburn, which is he's eligible to play."
"With the TMZ stuff, there's no way Auburn and Alabama are within three miles of Hollywood," said Kimberly Mathews, an Auburn alumna. "They need to focus on the riffraff that goes on out there and leave SEC football alone."
And fans said they would continue to support Cam Newton and the team, confident that the situation would have a positive outcome.