Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 2/7/13
Auburn and Alabama may not have the same type of intense rivalry in basketball that they have in football, but a special guest added a spark to the latest meeting between the two teams on Wednesday night. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton returned to his alma mater and helped cheer the Tigers to a 49-37 win over Bama. “I wish I knew he was here. I would have put him in the game,” Auburn head coach Tony Barbee joked after the game. “He’s still got some eligibility left. I didn’t know he was here. I didn’t see him.” I can tell you one guy who did know he was there, and that’s the dude sitting at the scorer’s table whose ear Cam was screaming into. Judging by his reaction, I don’t think he cared that it was an NFL quarterback who was blowing out his eardrum. If Barbee really wanted to put Newton in the game, he probably could have. This is the SEC we’re talking about. Everything has a price. H/T War Eagle Reader via The Big Lead for the video The post Cam Newton cheers in student section at Auburn basketball game (Video) appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Cam Newton Being Investigated by NCAA for Auburn Recruiting Violations Gene Chizik on Cam Newton Recruitment: We Sold Him on Auburn Cecil Newton Tried to Take Money, But Cam Newton is Eligible to Play

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