If Auburn is every playing Alabama in anything, they apparently need to have Cam Newton there to ensure they never lose. Newton solidified his legacy with the Auburn Tigers in 2010 when he helped the Tigers beat the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Iron Bowl on Auburn’s way to a National Championship. But Newton was in the house again when the Auburn men’s basketball team hit the hardwood against the Tide, and his legacy at Auburn was only strengthened.
Auburn was in the middle of a six game losing streak when Newton showed up and led the student section in cheering on the Tigers. The result: “Comeback Cam” is being credited as a factor in Auburn beating the Tide 49-37.
“I hate to admit it, but I was paying attention to the student section, and I saw him out there leading cheers,” Auburn forward Allen Payne said, via AL.com’s Joel Erickson. “I just heard the crowd, and it pumped me up. That’s great he was leading them on.”
Newton struggled last season with the Carolina Panthers in his sophomore season in the NFL, but as he’s finishing up his degree at Auburn, he’s still taking full advantage of the life of a student. Newton just happens to be a multi-million dollar student.
Of course, while ‘Bama fans are reeling from the basketball loss to their in-state rivals, the Tide can simply raise their back-to-back National Championships over their head to end any and all discussion over who’s the better school.