Other than Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, Oregon, TCU and Boise State, who might benefit if Cam Newton is suspended? Cam Newton. Why? As a football player, Cam Newton’s stock is about as high as it can get, and the worst thing that could happen to Cam Newton is a severe injury.
If Cam Newton doesn’t play the rest of the season, he will still be drafted in the NFL. His reputation may be tarnished, but that would be better than having a career ending injury. While the risk might be low, it can happen.
Remember Alabama’s Tyrone Prothro? He would have made millions. When he was injured in the Florida game, his career was ruined.
I’m not suggesting this is the best course of action for Cam Newton, but it is something to think about. He doesn’t get paid for the risk he takes, but Auburn, the SEC and the NCAA reap the rewards of his risk.