Cam Newton was dealing with being arrested and posing for a mugshot in 2008 after he was accused of stealing a laptop from another University of Florida student.
The incident was barely noticed outside the local Gainesville area or the SEC until Newton became a Heisman Trophy candidate while leading Auburn University to a national title this past season.
Newton was charged with grand theft, burglary and obstructing justice in connection to that theft and later admitted having possession of the Dell Laptop.
All charges were eventually dropped and Newton’s name was cleared; except around other rival SEC campuses and media who seemed to keep trying to dig it up.
Here is one of the University of Florida police reports regarding Newton’s case. See more Jocks Behind Bars Police Reports here.