Cam Newton's family attorney George Lawson spoke publicly for the first time Thursday, saying he is "a million percent confident" the quarterback did not take any money during his recruitment last year.
Lawson, an Atlanta-based attorney, spoke to WSBTV's Mark Winne, who, citing an unnamed source with sympathies to the Newton family, reported last week that Cam's father, Cecil, talked about money with Mississippi State boosters. The source said Cam had no knowledge of the conversations.
Lawson said Cam and both his parents, Cecil and Jackie, have participated in the ongoing NCAA investigation into the quarterback's recruitment to Mississippi State last year.
Calls to Lawson were not immediately returned Thursday.
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Two MSU boosters have said Cecil Newton approached them last year, seeking money for his son to sign with the Bulldogs. One, Bill Bell, said he received a text message from former teammate Kenny Rogers outlining a three-step payment plan for 180,000.
Both Bell and Rogers were interviewed by the NCAA this week.
Lawson said Cam didn't know of any money talk, adding, "if any discussions were had."
He said the Newton family has had no influx of cash.
"Absolutely not. Absolutely not," he said. "They have a very modest lifestyle."
Lawson also said reports about Newton's academic misconduct at Florida are false.
"Cam Newton's grades and academic standing at the University of Florida are protected matters," he said. "I have some understanding to what the University of Florida's address is and at some point in time they'll hear from me."