I'm not gonna lie Del, that was incredibly awkward and uncomfortable. But, I've come to expect that from the media. And if i'm not mistaken, Cam was asked about the NCAA stuff during their championship run, either before or after games. I don't remember if the laptop stuff got brought up, but i'm fairly certain his dad did. IIRC, there was a similarly awkward moment when a reporter asked Cam about the NCAA stuff and/or how it affected him not having his dad around the team for the home stretch. That's the media. But, in no way do the media ever hype up Cam "the person," like they have Jameis. I was just saying for as many similarities as there are in the stories (accusations of scandal/crimes, best players on the field, team leaders, won the Hesiman and national championship in their first and only year as starters, etc.), Jameis' has been built up as possibly being even better than he is, while Cam was torn down for what he was not. Like I said, I've enjoyed watching him play and no doubt he's got a bright future, but the media's handling of their public personas has baffled me.
Here is one prime example of the media hating on Cam:
Also, when Verne Lundquist told the story about Cam Newton during one of the games, he said Cam Newton left Florida because of The Golden Calf of Bristol starting, skipping the laptop story all together.
Then there was this special
Which was favorable to Cam.
And lets not forget Cam DID steal the laptop. His dad DID take money. And still he was given pretty favorable media his Heisman year.
You're chasing a story that isn't there.