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Cam Newton returns to Auburn to earn degree

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08:18 PM ET 01.15 | Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is going back to school this offseason to hit the textbooks. Two years after leaving Auburn early to enter the 2011 NFL Draft, Newton will be returning to the university for the spring semester to work on his degree in sociology. Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson confirmed to the Associated Press that the Panthers signal-caller has enrolled in classes, but Newton will not be available for interviews during his time back at Auburn. "[Newton] wants to focus on school and be a normal student," per Sampson.

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January 15, 2013  10:28 PM ET

Good job, Cam

January 15, 2013  10:34 PM ET

He will be the wealthiest student in school.

January 15, 2013  10:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He will be the wealthiest student in school.

Again...

January 15, 2013  10:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Again...

Just returning some of the money he was paid while there the first time!

January 15, 2013  11:29 PM ET

I'm no fan of Cam Newton but this could be really positive for kids who idolize him and for that I give him him kudos.

January 16, 2013  01:13 AM ET

Good for him. Best to have something to fall back on after football. Not a fan, but good move regardless.

January 16, 2013  05:55 AM ET

Good for Cam but I fail to see how he could ever be considered just a normal student.

January 16, 2013  06:47 AM ET

Awesome for Cam!!

Put that in your pipe and smoke it, haters.

January 16, 2013  07:58 AM ET

Won't hurt him to have a better understanding of how people interact with each other. He's often misunderstood, this could help.

January 16, 2013  07:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'm no fan of Cam Newton but this could be really positive for kids who idolize him and for that I give him him kudos.

Agreed. This is something he didn't have to do, but I'm glad to see that he's doing it. And I hope others (both athletes and non-athletes) take note of it.

January 16, 2013  08:01 AM ET

Smart Man!!!

January 16, 2013  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Good for Cam but I fail to see how he could ever be considered just a normal student.

This is definitely unrealistic, but it's still good to see him go back to school.

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January 16, 2013  01:53 PM ET

One day, when he's being inducted in to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he can bring out his diploma, brandish it before the crowd, and say " Above all things, *this* is my greatest accomplishment!"

January 16, 2013  05:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Awesome for Cam!!Put that in your pipe and smoke it, haters.

Going pro before graduating should never be allowed. In any league.

 
January 16, 2013  05:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

One day, when he's being inducted in to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he can bring out his diploma, brandish it before the crowd, and say " Above all things, *this* is my greatest accomplishment!"

No, it will be his paycheck stub. Or his rape and/or murder conviction.

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