When: Fall 2010
OK, we get it, a lot of college football stars get paid for their services before they're allowed to, but this right here is still going down as a jackass moment. While Cam was killing it on the field for the Tigers, there was drama surrounding his dad and former NFL player, Cecil Newton, when reports surfaced that he had asked for money on Cam's behalf in exchange for Cam playing football for said school.
Newton was ruled ineligible by the NCAA four days before the National Championship game after they learned Cecil solicited $120,00-$180,000 from Mississippi State, another school that was vying for Cam's services. A day later he was ruled eligible when it was determined that Cam and Auburn didn't know about said soliciting. Jay said it best.